A burning sensation in the stomach may be caused by a number of reasons including gastric and digestive problems, GERD, peptic ulcers, food allergies and even stress. Persistent bloating, pain, vomiting, loss of appetite and even blood in the vomit should be taken seriously when they accompany the burning sensation.
HOW IS BURNING SENSATION IN STOMACH DIAGNOSED?
A burning stomach is diagnosed by the medical practitioner with various tests that include barium x-ray, upper endoscopy and physical exam along with medical history for any allergies.
HOW IS BURNING SENSATION IN STOMACH TREATED?
Treatment for the burning sensation in stomach is carried out to address the underlying causes. Antacids, H2 blockers are given to control the amount of acid secretion, which in turn reduces the burning sensation. Diet regulations like avoiding spicy or oily food are the best way to prevent the burning sensation. Other lifestyle changes like weight loss and stress management can help manage the condition.
DID YOU KNOW?
Swift treatment of the symptoms can help to prevent potential long term medical complications.