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Epigastric pain: Pain in mid-upper abdomen (above stomach)

  1. The epigastrium is the portion of the upper abdomen that is located below the ribs. The epigastric region includes the stomach, part of the liver, pancreas, and duodenum. Some patients experience epigastric pain (epigastralgia), in which they experience pain in the center of the upper abdomen, just below the rib cage. Depending on the cause, the mild to severe pain is accompanied by other complaints, such as diarrhea, heartburn and flatulence. The diagnosis and the preparation of a treatment plan are highly dependent on the cause and severity of the complaints. In the vast majority of patients, the pain is only mild and subsides spontaneously or with a few home remedies. Occasionally, however, medication or other medical treatment is needed to address the cause of epigastric pain.

Diagnosis and investigations

  1. Diagnosing the cause of epigastric pain is essential for proper treatment. In the first instance the doctor asks for the medical history

Treatment of upper middle abdominal pain

  1. Home remedies Some home remedies soothe the pain above the stomach area. Avoiding foods that cause irritation and eating smaller portions is recommended. Aloe vera juice diluted in other liquids treats various stomach problems. Ginger tea also relieves stomach ailments by neutralizing the acid and reducing inflammation or irritation in the tissues of the digestive tract. Eating burnt toast detoxifies the stomach. In addition, chamomile tea fights symptoms of epigastric pain, relieves heartburn and calms the stomach. Peppermint tea has also been shown to be a good remedy, except for gastroesophageal reflux. Yogurt

Complications associated with epigastric pain

  1. Epigastric pain occasionally causes serious complications as symptoms worsen. This results in discomfort while eating and affects eating habits, causing weight loss

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