A recent global survey shows that almost a quarter of the population is affected by abdominal pain and cramps. The problem usually surfaces in the 20s to early 30s. Two thirds of the people who have this condition say it strikes without warning, and a third say they suffer from agonizing pain every week. 

Abdominal pain could be your body’s way to signal that stress is having an impact on your digestive system. 

There is a mutual relationship between your physical and mental health that is created by the link between the health of your stomach, gut, and liver. That link impacts your emotions and your holistic well-being.

Stressing out is bad for your gut

There are many factors that can cause abdominal discomfort. One of which is certain food and drinks that can irritate your digestive tract. Untreated, this can lead to various digestive symptoms such as abdominal pain. 

A person’s stomach or intestinal distress can be the cause or the product of anxiety, stress, or depression. With today’s increasingly busy lifestyle and looming uncertainty, it’s easy to feel mental tension. Maybe you’ve skipped a meal because of your jam-packed schedule or maybe you lost sleep and have a lot in your mind with what’s happening around. Whatever it may be, those things that weigh you down will eventually reach your gut. 

A healthy gut, for a healthier you

Stomach pain can push you to be irritable and further stress you out. Once you start feeling the signs of abdominal discomfort, try to relax. 

Prevention is still the best cure. Consider a balanced diet. What you eat can have a huge impact on the prevention of cramps, pain, and discomfort. Understanding which foods may trigger your symptoms and reducing or removing them from your lifestyle can greatly improve your general well-being.

If you’re feeling stressed, regular exercise and meditation are two possible ways to relieve tension. Exercise, in particular, can improve blood flow, regulate weight, and speed up metabolism, which can all contribute to a healthy, well-functioning digestive system.

Finally, get treatment as soon as you feel the pain. Muscle spasms in your stomach, intestines, or colon will result in abdominal cramps, pain, and discomfort. Don’t let the pain get in the way of your active lifestyle.

Luckily, there are clinically proven, fast and effective treatments that are readily available. (Hyoscine N-Butylbromide) Buscopan is the right choice for your abdominal pain. It works in as quickly as 15 minutes, relieving you from tormenting abdominal pain. It relaxes the muscle spasms, specifically targeting where the pain and cramps occur in the abdomen. It’s proven to be gentle on the stomach and can be taken at the first sign of abdominal pain and discomfort.

Sanofi Philippines also offers a wide range of digestive healthcare solutions to help you with your digestive problems. Available in drugstores nationwide, you can find (Bisacodyl) Dulcolax for dependable constipation relief, 

(Phospholipids) Essentiale Forte P for your liver protection,

 and Erceflora Probibears, for your child’s overall digestion.

Let’s Talk About Gut Feelings

Knowing more about how you can take care of your digestive health is the key to a healthier you. May 29 marks the World Digestive Health Day (#WDHD), an annual campaign to help spread awareness on digestive problems and digestive health. Sanofi encourages everyone to join the campaign. Share your stories on social media by using the hashtag #LetsTalkAboutGutFeelings

Don’t be afraid or embarrassed to talk about your digestive problems and find out more about how you can give your digestive health the care that it deserves.

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