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Stomach & Bowel

Upset stomach, also called indigestion or dyspepsia, is an uncomfortable sensation, pain or burning felt in the upper region of abdomen. Acid regurgitation or acid reflux, bloating, heartburn, gaseous distension, acidic taste, diarrhoea or constipation, decreased appetite and nausea are common signs and symptoms of upset stomach. Gastrointestinal infections or diseases can cause upset stomach.

Upset stomach treatment includes antacids, H2-recpetor antagonist, proton pump inhibitors or antibiotics. Antacids such as Alka-Seltzer and Rolaids are available over the counter, and they are the first medicines prescribed by the doctor. Other commonly advised antacids are Aciphex, Nexium, Zantac, Pepcid and Prilosec. You can buy antacids and other acid reducing medications through Pharmacy Outlet.

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  • Constipation

    Constipation is a digestive symptom characterized by the difficulty in passing stools or having a normal bowel movement. In simple words, a person is unable to evacuate stools. Constipation is often associated with symptoms such as abdominal pain and cramp. There could be some gastric related problem causing constipation. Diet plays a great role in developing constipation problem. Drinking plenty of water and eating fibre-rich foods will suffice constipation.

    However, some people may need over the counter medicines that include glycerine suppositories, Dulcolax (Bisacodyl), Senna or calcium docusate in order to treat and prevent constipation. Laxatives are quite beneficial in relieving constipation, but they are not good if used for a longer duration. Pharmacy Outlet deals in clinically effective over the counter medicines that help treat constipation.

  • Indigestion

    Indigestion is actually a sign of some underlying digestive problem such as gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), gallbladder disease or peptic ulcers. Also known as dyspepsia, indigestion can cause persistent pain or discomfort in the upper region of the abdomen. Other associated symptoms include bloating, heartburn, nausea or vomiting, acidic taste and belching or gas. Indigestion is a symptom, not a disease, so treatment usually depends on the underlying cause.

    Healthy diet usually suffices the problem of indigestion. However, some people need medicines that can help relieve indigestion. Alka-Seltzer, Bisodol, Nexium, Gaviscon, Pantoloc and Rennie are commonly prescribed over-the-counter medicines for indigestion. You can get these antacids or indigestion medicines through Pharmacy Outlet.

  • Diarrhoea

    Diarrhoea is a symptom characterized by the profuse, watery stools. The fluid in your body is not absorbed by your gastrointestinal system, which is excreted through your bowel. A bowel infection like gastroenteritis is what causes diarrhoea. A pathogenic bacterium, virus or parasite can cause gastric infection. E. coli, salmonella, shigella, campylobacter and clostridium are a few common bacteria that can cause diarrhoea.

    Medicines such as Loperamide (Imodium) and Bismuth Salicylate are often prescribed to provide relief from diarrhoea. Oral rehydration is necessary to replace the salts and fluid loss caused by diarrhoea. At the same time, one may require antibiotics to overcome bacterial infections. Through Pharmacy Outlet, you can get diarrhoea medicines that are clinically proven, safe and effective.

  • Threadworm

    Threadworms, also called pinworms, are tiny parasites that infect the gastrointestinal tract, especially large intestines. In the UK, threadworms are a common type of worm infection, which is commonly seen in children below 10 years of age. Usually, people are asymptomatic in initial stages of infection, gradually they experience itching and irritation near genital region. The complaints aggravate at night and disturb sleep.

    Threadworms treatment includes a combination of medicines and strict hygiene measures. Mebendazole is the most common medicine used to treat threadworm infection. It is available over the counter, but you need to consult a GP before using it. This medicine is effective in killing the threadworms. Symptomatic treatment is required in case of abdominal pain, diarrhoea and vomiting. Get effective medicines for treating threadworm infection via Pharmacy Outlet.

  • Irritable Bowel (IBS)

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a complex disorder characterized by abdominal pain or discomfort and trouble with bowel movement. Many people with IBS suffer from alternate diarrhoea or constipation. It is not a life-threatening condition, but one needs to check with a GP to find effective solutions to overcome IBS. Sometimes, the pain or discomfort is severe, which can affect the ability to carry out daily works.

    Most of the symptoms of IBS are manageable by following healthy lifestyle and medications. Antispasmodic like Buscopan, anti-diarrhoeal like Imodium, or laxatives are useful in treating IBS. Bulking agents such as corn fibre, wheat bran and psyllium help improve digestive function in people with IBS. At Pharmacy Outlet, you can buy IBS medicines that are clinically proven and effective.

  • Nausea & Vomiting

    Nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting (being sick) in adults isn't usually a sign of anything serious.
    However, vomiting can occasionally be a sign of a more serious problem and may require emergency help.

    Common causes of vomiting in adults

    The most common causes of nausea and vomiting in adults include:

    • gastroenteritis – this is most likely to be the cause if you also have diarrhoea

    • pregnancy – pregnant women often have nausea and vomiting during the early stages of pregnancy

    • migraines – intense, throbbing headaches that last for a few hours to days at a time

    • labyrinthitis – which also causes dizziness and a feeling of spinning (vertigo)

    • motion sickness – nausea and vomiting associated with travelling

  • Trapped Wind

    Trapped wind is a common gastric condition that causes pain or discomfort due to accumulation of pressure in the stomach or abdomen. You can experience trapped wind in different parts of the digestive system. The associated symptoms are stomach or abdominal bloating and flatulence. Eating too quickly without chewing the food or wearing tight clothes around the waist can increase the risk of trapped wind. Sometimes it can produce embarrassing symptoms such as flatulence and gurgling sounds.

    There are effective medicines available for trapped wind treatment. When you feel gassy or bloated, you can make use of medicines such as Rennie Deflatine, Eno, Remegel, WindSetlers or Tums antacid tablets. They are quite effective in providing instant relief from trapped wind, heartburn and dyspepsia. These medications contain active ingredients that break down tiny bubbles of gas in the abdomen. They also contain magnesium carbonate and calcium carbonate that neutralise stomach acid.

  • Haemorrhoids

    Haemorrhoids, commonly known as piles, are swollen blood vessels in or around the anus and rectum. The haemorrhoidal veins are located in the lowest part of the rectum and the anus. Sometimes they swell so that the vein walls become stretched, thin, and irritated by passing bowel movements. 

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