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11 Common Causes of Stomach Pain

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You’re fully aware when one strikes—the gassy, bloated, turbulent discomfort of a stomachache. However, figuring out the direct source can be a different predicament altogether with almost any organ (i.e., the small or large intestine, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, spleen, and kidneys) in your abdomen the origin.

Here are eleven of the most common medical causes of stomach ache…

1. Lactose Intolerance

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders, roughly 65-percent of the world’s population suffer from lactose intolerance, a type of food intolerance that results in gas, bloating, burping, indigestion, nausea, diarrhea/constipation, and abdominal cramps, after consuming milk or milk products.

Lactose intolerance is typically caused either by lactase deficiency (the small intestine produces reduced levels of lactase, which aids digestion) or lactose malabsorption (in which undigested lactose is abnormality absorbed in the colon). The best option to reduce symptoms is to avoid dairy products (i.e., cheese, milk, and butter).

 

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