Anyone can suffer from digestive issues such as constipation, diarrhea, bloating and abdominal pain. Below is everything you may not have ever wanted to know about some common digestive problems that could be plaguing your older child — plus their symptoms, causes and treatments. Abdominal problems can manifest in a variety of unpleasant ways at a number of spots along the digestive tract.
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Pain is the body's way of signaling that something is going on. Stomach pain alerts us to something that's happening inside us that we might not know about otherwise. Some reasons for belly pain are obvious, like when someone gets hit in the gut or eats spoiled macaroni salad. Oher times, it might be hard to figure out. With so many organs in the abdomen, different problems can have similar symptoms. When bacteria or viruses get into a person's digestive system , the body reacts by trying to rid itself of the infection, often through vomiting or diarrhea. Bacterial infections cause what we call " food poisoning. Viruses, another type of infection, are behind what we call "stomach flu," or gastroenteritis pronounced: gas-troe-en-teh-RYE-tiss.