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How indigestion can be the cause of lower back pain

By Edited Jan 31, 2014 0 0

Indigestion is one of the many reasons that can affect many people. One of the common causes of indigestion is over eating which often happens to many people. But sometimes, indigestion can be a sign of a more serious condition. If back pain is added along with your indigestion then this time you might consider seeing your doctor for these symptoms.

Indigestion and pain felt in the back are often signs of a gallbladder attack, heart attack or stomach ulcers. They can be aggravated if the person is having anxiety or stress. These symptoms will most likely occur with other symptoms and it’s severity may also vary. Gallbladder attack usually happens when the person has eaten a fatty or spicy meal. The pain is usually caused by the stones that have gotten stuck in the ducts or bile that has back flowed into the gallbladder. Most of the time, the distinct symptom of this condition are indigestion and back pain.

Pain felt is usually located in the upper part of your back. This pain is felt mostly in between the shoulder blades. Other symptoms that can occur are nausea, abdominal pain and vomiting. For pain relief, gallbladder surgery is the most common intervention used in this kind of condition. But if you opt for medication, you can also ask your doctor about this.

Another cause of indigestion and back pain may be related to stomach ulcers. This is when the lining of the stomach or intestines are damaged by bacteria. Usually they are damaged by overused of alcohol, a bid diet and stress. However, if the stomach ulcer is severe, back pain occurs. They may also suffer from pain in the upper abdomen, vomiting and nausea. If the case is too severe then they will have intestinal bleeding.

Doctors may prescribe medications to help you with your stomach ulcer. Usually these medications help protect the stomach lining, reduce the amount of acid production and kill the bacteria that are slowly eating your ulcer. Whatever the cause of your stomach ulcer, this can still be treated just as long as it is still on an early stage.

Back pain and indigestion can be related in many ways. Most of the time, back pain and indigestion occur because of an underlying disease. In some cases they might indicate heart attack. If this happens, immediate medical attention will be needed. Usually it will be the doctor who will indicate if the symptom like back pain and indigestion are related to heart attack or another sign of an illness. Whatever the reasons are, it is best that you seek medical attention if ever these two main symptoms occur.

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