Causes of Stomach Problems and Stomach Disorders Symptoms

Stomach problems can sure sour an otherwise beautiful day. Located in you upper right abdominal area, between your esophagus and small intestine, your stomach is a sack shaped organ that’s vital for digestion. Essentially, your stomach receives whatever you swallow, mixes it with digestive enzymes and stomach acids, then sends this mixture on to the small intestine.

Causes of stomach problems include:

In some cases, what feels like a problem in the stomach may actually be an intestinal issue instead.

Stomach disorders are fairly common, and for some these issues can cause some aggravating digestive discomfort. Symptoms of stomach problems range from:

You need to see your health care provider if you have any of these symptoms because they may be indicative of a serious stomach disorder:

You can relieve some symptoms of stomach disorders with OTC drugs, such antacids, H-2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors. And dietary adjustments can help with problems in your stomach as well, like avoiding fatty foods, spices or eating slower.