More than just the Stomach Bug?
When we suffer from stomach issues, we often dismiss it as a “stomach bug” that will be wiped away within a couple of weeks. Although this may be the case some of the time, with some individuals it can be much more serious. If you are suffering from chronic discomfort in your abdominal region, it may be time to consider other factors that may be causing you this irritation.
One common overlooked stomach illness is known as Peptic Ulcer Disease. This occurs when painful sores or ulcers form on the lining of the stomach, often caused by an infection within the bacteria Helicobacter pylori. Anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen, Motrin, and Advil may increase your risk to contract this unpleasant disease. Nausea, vomiting and chronic stomach pain are the key side effects to this illness.
Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), that causes inflammation within the lining of your digestive tract. The ilium, colon and gastrointestinal tract are severely damaged during this attack on the body. The inflammation of the digestive tract caused by Crohn's disease can lead to severe abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition.
In some cases, the stomach is simply unable to empty out its contents in a normal fashion. The vagus nerve is responsible for proper function of the digestive system and when it is damaged, the muscles of the stomach are not able to do their job correctly. Symptoms may include heartburn, nausea, vomiting undigested food, feeling full quickly when eating, abdominal bloating, poor appetite and weight loss and poor blood sugar control.
The most common type of stomach illness that is just passed off as a stomach bug is Gastroenteritis. This occurs when your stomach and intestines become inflamed and irritated. This is commonly caused by a bacterial or viral infection. Symptoms include severe nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. This is often more severe than common flu symptoms.
Whatever stomach issue you may be battling, the NoMo Nausea Band offers an all-natural treatment for your unpleasant symptoms. Peppermint aromatherapy acts as a muscle relaxant for both your stomach muscles as well as your muscles in the rest of your digestive tract. While the aromatherapy works to settle your stomach instantly, the acupressure works to send anti-nausea hormones straight to your brain. With the NoMo Nausea Band, these irritating symptoms now become more manageable.