Symptoms of Stomach Diseases
Different stomach diseases result in different symptoms although symptoms of all stomach diseases can be very unspecific and are often mistaken with symptoms of other diseases. Besides that people with symptoms of a stomach disease frequently do no seek medical assistance until the symptoms do not become severe. However, if not treated certain stomach diseases might lead to development of severer forms such as stomach cancer which is one of most common world's causes of deaths. For that reason is important not to ignore the symptoms which might imply on certain stomach disease.
As already mentioned earlier different stomach diseases result different symptoms which also greatly vary from person to person. However, symptoms which are most frequently referred in the most common stomach diseases are:
- dyspepsia: occasional or chronic pain in the upper abdomen or lower chest and in some cases also regurgitation, bloating, nausea and vomiting
- heartburn of pyrosis: burning sensation in the esophagus below the breastbone which can be also accompanied by sour or bitter taste in the mouth, regurgitation, vomiting and mouth ulcers.
- gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): burning sensation in the esophagus below the breastbone and regurgitation.
- peptic ulcer: persistent abdominal pain, bloating and abdominal fullness, regurgitation, loss of appetite and unexplainable weight loss.
- Helicobacter pylori infection: there are no symptoms until the infection causes other stomach diseases such as dyspepsia, gastritis, peptic ulcer and stomach cancer. For that reason Helicobacter pylori infection is most frequently detected already when having symptoms of other diseases.
- gastritis : poor digestion and pain in the upper abdomen
- stomach cancer : the early stage usually does not result any symptoms but while malignant tumor grows might occur pain in the epigastrium, difficult swallowing, bloating and abdominal fullness, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and unintentional weight loss, persistent tiredness and black stools.
It is important to maintain health with healthy nutrition, regular exercise and stress management, and to pay attention on any unusual body changes. Most important of all is not to postpone the visit at a professional medical practitioner if suspecting your symptoms may be implying on a stomach disease.