What Is Side Pain?
Side pain is common, but it is not commonly known that there are many causes for it. There are three main ways to describe your kind of side pain. Firstly, general pain is just what it sounds like, pain near and on your side. This is usually caused by stomach troubles and can be easily fixed.
Next, there is localized pain. This pain stays on your side and is constant. This is usually caused by more serious problems, like kidney stones or stomach ulcers. Lastly, there are side cramps that can be caused by several minor things.
This article will describe the symptoms of some of these problems, how to prevent them, and most importantly, how to cure side pain with simple home remedies.
Home Remedies For General Pain
#1. Upset Stomach
Stomach aches, or upset stomach can be caused by many things: the flu, a cold, and generally eating too much. Luckily, there is one thing that can help with all of these things. Ginger tea is great at fighting inflammation that is making your stomach ache hurt so much. Adding a bit of lemon juice and a tablespoon of honey can make the tea taste better and the added ingredients can help to soothe your stomach pain as well.
Another thing that could be causing your side pain is constipation. The best home remedy that you can do in order to get rid of your constipation is to eat fiber-rich foods and to drink plenty of water (at least eight glasses of water a day). Warm liquids will help you more than cool ones, and nothing cures constipation faster than prunes will.
Home Remedies For Localized Pain
A serious problem, you should not try to treat appendicitis at home. The signs of appendicitis include side pain, lack of appetite, nausea and vomiting, along with a fever. Even though you can’t cure it at home, there are things that you SHOULDN’T do at home. Don’t eat or drink anything, don’t use heating pads, and don’t press down on the area. If you think that you have appendicitis then you need to see a doctor right away.
#4. Peptic Ulcer
Another name for stomach ulcers, peptic ulcers can also cause side pain. There are many ways to prevent peptic ulcers. Avoid drinking caffeinated and alcoholic beverages too much, avoid the overuse of NSAIDs, and try to reduce your stress levels. You can try to cure one of these ulcers by these natural home remedies. Bananas, garlic, and honey can also be very useful. Try to add more of these types of foods into your diet.
#5. Kidney Stone
One symptom of kidney stones is localized side pain. Other symptoms of kidney stones include not being able to sit comfortably, nausea and vomiting, blood in your urine, and abnormal urination. You can ease the pain of kidney stones by using this natural remedy of drinking a cup of basil tea at least once a day. Eating watermelon also helps.
#6. Diarrhea Cramp
Diarrhea is one thing that causes cramps that not everyone thinks about. Luckily, there are several easy natural remedies to fix this. Make sure that you are drinking enough water (at least six glasses a day), drinking beverages with electrolytes (sports drinks) and eating chicken broth or soup is a good meal to cure diarrhea quickly.
#7. Menstrual Cramps
Menstrual cramps are the worst, and most times it seems impossible to fix them. Giving yourself a massage is a natural home remedy that can help. Using a heating pad can help some more, but eating chocolate won’t help. Eat and drink less foods with caffeine in them while you are suffering from menstrual cramps.
#8. Exercise Cramps
Getting cramps from exercising can definitely cause some side pain. The best ways to prevent side pain from exercise is to make sure that you are drinking plenty of water or sports drinks while you exercise. Make sure that you stretch before and after every workout. One silly way to cure a cramp quickly is to drink a few sips of pickle juice.
Hopefully these home remedies can help with your side pain.