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What Causes a Stomachache?

What Causes a Stomachache?

We all have had a tummy ache at some point in our life. However, some tummy aches could be a cause for more medical attention.

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Bronx 149th wants to share some insight into stomachaches and their potential causes. Read on as we take a look.

How Can I Improve My Gut Health?

We can all take steps toward a healthier gut. For instance, you can eat a high-fiber diet, as well as choose lean meats and stay as hydrated as possible throughout the day.

Skipping bad digestive habits like smoking and drinking lots of caffeine can also help to improve your gut health.

Reasons Why Your Stomach Hurts

  • Gastritis
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Stomach virus
  • Food poisoning
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Food allergy
  • Appendicitis
  • Gallbladder attack
  • Constipation
  • Pancreatitis
  • Diverticulitis

How Common Is Food Poisoning?

Did you know that food poisoning causes more than 50 million illnesses among people living in the United States each year? Symptoms of food poisoning include vomiting, abdominal pain, nausea and diarrhea.

Although food poisoning is common, it can also be prevented. Be sure you're practicing food safety when preparing and storing foods at home.

Foods Most Likely to Cause Food Poisoning

  • Poultry
  • Vegetables and leafy greens
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Rice
  • Deli meats
  • Unpasteurized dairy
  • Eggs
  • Fruit
  • Sprouts

Are you experiencing tummy trouble? Stop by AFC Urgent Care Bronx 149th today for a medical evaluation!

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