Stomach cramps

What are stomach cramps?

Stomach cramps are characterised by an ache in the tummy (abdominal) area which can be short-lived and not serious or can be more severe and of a greater concern.

Depending on your diagnosis, stomach cramps can be associated with wind, diarrhoea, constipation, reflux or heartburn.

All these symptoms can create an unpleasant feeling for the patient and can simply be due to food intolerances, stress or infections.

What causes stomach cramps?

Stomach cramps could be due to a variety of factors including those less severe such as; bloating, constipation or indigestion.

More severe causes include; Irritable bowel syndrome or period pains.

Treatment options for stomach cramps

Nutritional therapy

Nutritional therapy can help to identify the cause of your stomach pains, big or small, and help you to find a treatment plan that will work for you to ensure your stomach aches are minimised whilst still receiving the important nutrients and minerals that your body needs.

Your nutritionist can identify food intolerances or sources of stomach pain and ensure that the pain no longer debilitates you and you can carry on with day-to-day activities without being held back by stomach pain.