What is the difference between abdominal swelling and bloating?

Abdominal Swelling could be from a tumor,cancer, a hernia. Abdominal swelling may have symptoms such as the change in belly shape or it may have no symptoms. 

Abdominal bloating could be a sign of a chronic disease, digestive tract, or from indigestion. Bloating could be uncomfortable but is not usually life threatening.

Is waist training dangerous?

Waist training is only dangerous if  you do not do it properly.  Practice waist training safely by starting slow and steady. Do not over tighten your waist trainer/plus size belt, it should not cause any pain. Start by wearing your waist trainer 1 hour a day and then increase each day by an hour.

Does a surgery belt help postpartum recovery?

A postpartum/ surgery belt can support your abdomen and prevent different injuries such as hernias and torn stitches.The primary objective of our postpartum/ surgery binder is to offer a new mother more comfort,a slimming effect, enables her to move around easily and improve her posture.

What is postpartum?

After a mother gives birth she goes through a postpartum period. This is when she is recovering from giving birth and may experience posts postpartum effects such as postpartum depression, pain , vaginal discharge, breast issues, stretch marks, constipation, hair loss, and difficulty getting back into shape. This is all totally normal for women recovering after delivery,

Can a massage help relieve abdominal pain?

Yes, massaging the abdominal area is very effective and can help relieve abdominal pain. Massaging your stomach will help move the stool through the interior of the colon.

Start by massaging in a slow circular motion in the upper right abdomen and massage down to the pelvic bone. Then massage upwards until you reach the rib bones and then to your left side.

Can a chiropractor help with abdominal pain?

Yes, chiropractic treatment can help these issues:

 

  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Digestive issues
  • Pregnancy pain
  • Colitis
  • Stomach flu
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • General stomach ache
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    How is abdominal pain diagnosed?

    The doctor will diagnose your pain with medical test. They may do an ultrasound or MRI scan to diagnose where the pain is from.

    When should I get medical help for my abdominal pain?

    If you are experiencing any of the below symptoms, make an appointment with your doctor.

    • Pain when urinating
    • Fever
    • Vomiting
    • Blood in the vomit
    • Abdomen feels tender on touching
    • Pain that lasts for more than a day
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Bloody stools
    • Unreasonable loss in weight
    • Loss of appetite

    What are the types of abdominal pain?

    The main 3 types of abdominal pain are colicky, cramp - like and localized.

    Colicky Pain: This pain is sudden and requires medical attention. It could be from a serious condition such as kidney stones or gallstones

    Cramp- Like Pain: This can be from bloating, flatulence,menstruation, diarrhea, or constipation. This pain does not require any specific treatment and  usually temporary and goes away on its own.

    Localized Pain: This is usually in one part of the abdomen. This could be from a problem in a specific organ. This could also be a stomach ulcer.

    What are the causes of abdominal pain?

    Common causes of Abdominal pain include:
    • Inflammation
    • Bacterial, parasitic or viral infections
    • Intestinal disorders
    • Blockage
    • Cramps caused due to menstruation. These are a major reason of lower abdominal pain.
    • Constipation
    • Gastroenteritis
    • Diarrhea
    • Stress
    • Food poisoning
    • Gas
    • Indigestion
    • Acid reflux
    • Vomiting