i have been in pain for a few days now with stomach cramps under my ribs at the top of my belly and also a burning sensation around the bottom of my stomach, i have been to the toilet reguarly and passing wind. it has recently just started to hurt a lot more when i eat?? i also get hartburn alot?
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. All these symptoms are of gastritis due to acid reflux from the stomach. It is usually after eating a heavy fatty meal and sedentary lifestyle. It can also be caused by drinking too much alcohol, prolonged use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin or ibuprofen, or infection with bacteria such as Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori).
Eat small nutritious meals at frequent intervals instead of a heavy single meal. Exercise frequently and take your dinner atleast 2 hrs prior to bedtime. Also raise the head end of the bed by 2 blocks.
Take some OTC antacid or Ranitidine after consulting your doctor.
I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and regards.
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