How to Find Out what’s Making Your Stomach Hurt Using this ‘Belly Map’
Not only does stomach pain suck, but it also can be an indicator of many different serious health conditions. Different parts of your stomach hurt, and each area is caused by a different issue.
Like I said before, it is important to address your stomach pains immediately, as they could be an indicator of a serious health issue. Especially if you are experiencing worsening stomach cramps than normal. An upset stomach can be caused by many different things too. For example, acid reflux disease causes a burning sensation, while menstrual cramps make you want to rip your insides out.
Increased stomach pains might be a side effect of your diet too. Too much alcohol consumption can cause some pretty hefty stomach pains. Chronic intake of alcohol can alter the structure and function of the gastrointestinal tract, leading to abdominal discomfort, stomachaches, heartburn, and acid reflux. This happens because alcohol is a chemical substance that rapidly metabolizes the body, and is known to generate reactive oxygen species. As a pro-oxidant, alcohol causes damage to the cells and tissues in the gastrointestinal tract. An upset stomach is usually assumed to be menstrual cramps, IBS, a viral infection, or even a parasite. Here are what stomach pains in different areas of the stomach might mean.