What is a stomach ache?
A stomach ache is simply pain in the abdomen, which can be connected with a burning sensation, bloating, nausea or even vomiting.
What causes stomach aches?
A stomach ache can be triggered by:
- Gastroesophageal reflux, when some of the contents of the stomach come back up into the oesophagus.
- A peptic ulcer, when digestive juices destroy the stomach wall or the duodenum.
- Gastritis, an inflammation of the stomach’s mucous membrane caused by a bacterial infection or anti-inflammatories.
- An upset stomach caused by high-fat meals.