What Conditions May Cause Pain in The Upper Abdomen

Gastroparesis

If you have gastroparesis, your stomach muscles will not move as they should. This means digestion will not happen properly, leading to a plethora of issues, including nausea, vomiting and pain in the upper abdomen.

Gallstones

The accumulation of hardened deposits of bile(gallstones) in the gallbladder is usually a bad sign. These small stones can block your gallbladder, causing upper abdominal pain that radiates to the back and right shoulder.

Pneumonia

People with pneumonia experience chest pain during various activities, including breathing and coughing. This chest pain is mostly accompanied by upper abdominal pain.

What’s It Most Likely to Be for People?

For most people, pain in the upper abdomen is not always serious. It mostly stems from gas, injury or inflamed organs surrounding the abdomen.

What Are Some Household Remedies People Can Use To Temporarily Treat Abdominal Pain?

  • Place the heating pad on your upper abdomen area for at least ten minutes
  • Add foods high in probiotics to your healthy diet, including tempeh, kefir and yoghurt. If accessing these foods is a challenge, supplement with probiotics.
  • Take chamomile tea
  • Bath with hot water
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