Tag: stomach pain

Stomach pain and indigestion; a negative test may indicate the problem is a common muscular problem.

Stomach pain and indigestion; a negative test may indicate the problem is a common muscular problem. Common stomach problems may include irritable bowel, ulcers, heartburn, reflux and even cramps. Most people will first go to the drugstore and find a medication or solution that fits the symptom and take it for a few days or as needed until the symptom goes away. In many cases, the symptom does not go away and may actually worsen with the medication you purchased. The next step most of us will take is to either go to our primary doctor who may prescribe something Read More »

Some interesting info regarding ulcers from the NY Times

Some interesting info regarding ulcers from the NY Times A number of years ago we were told that stomach ulcers were caused by H. Pylori, a bacteria that was discovered by a doctor in Australia.  It would be nice if stomach problems were so simply solved, but unfortunately, many people who have been evaluated for H. Pylori are often negative for the bacteria, so what gives? Prilosec, a common drug given for stomach upset, along with tums often will make the problems with stomach discomfort more chronic, as your tolerance for certain foods is reduced.   An empty stomach in some Read More »