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It is said in traditional parlance that most human diseases arise out of a disordered stomach. While this may or may not be true, it is certainly correct that a large number of our health troubles and issues begin from or lead to indigestion. Of course, modern diet and lifestyle is also to blame for weak digestion and disordered metabolism. Despite the fact that we are looking at the best of technological and industrial reforms, we are also, from a health point of view, eating worse than ever. What arises is a plethora of digestive disorders and disturbances, abdominal bloating and heaviness being very common of those.

Abdominal bloating is a very common symptom and may affect people of any age. While certain disease conditions manifest as vague symptoms like bloating, heaviness, etc., it may also occur by itself simply due to functional causes. Bloating may also be referred to as distension, fullness, heaviness etc. The person feels a tightness generally in the whole abdomen or sometimes in a specific area. This is often accompanied with fullness and loss of appetite. Nausea, vomiting, belching, sour taste in mouth, acid reflux and pains in the abdomen can all be seen with bloating. The pains are due to a variety of factors and accordingly vary in character. For example, if the pain in the abdomen is due to gas accumulation it is generally sharp and wandering in nature. 

Sometimes abdominal bloating may present as a symptom of some deep-seated internal pathology. Peptic ulcer disease, stomach infections, irritable bowel syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and in extreme cases, even cancer of some organ in the digestive tract can all manifest as abdominal fullness and bloating. Some other functional causes are high levels of smoking and alcohol intake, heavy meals with more fat and oil content, poor water intake, and even continued constipation. Bloating also occurs in relation to high levels of stress. The digestive tract is especially sensitive to stress levels of the body and even minor change in mood or temperament may sometimes disbalance the digestive process. Considering that something apparently as simple as abdominal bloating can arise out of many factors, some of them even serious, it is best to see a doctor for chronic complaints. If you feel that the problem of indigestion and abdominal heaviness has been persisting despite your efforts to regulate your diet and lifestyle, it would be highly beneficial for you to get yourself evaluated and diagnosed by a qualified physician. 

In the case of women, menstruation is another factor that causes bloating and frequent cramping pains in abdomen. The symptoms may begin few days before the actual menses and last for few days after. This is due to the fluctuating hormonal levels in the bloodstream. During the process of menstruation, it is common to develop spasms and cramping pains in paroxysms, nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, back and leg pains, and general weakness. Such distressing symptoms during menstruation lead to loss of vital work hours and productivity. Homeopathic medicine for abdominal cramps helps to ease the process of menstruation and regularize the hormonal factors. Homeopathy also provides efficient medicine for lower abdominal pain that occurs during menstruation. This ensures that the process of menstruation occurs smoothly and with minimal discomfort to the woman. 

Apart from taking medicine for abdominal bloating, you can try several household measures and home remedies that provide quick relief. Fennel seeds and peppermint are known to have positive effect on abdominal bloating. Chamomile tea, ginger tea or lemon tea are all good options that help cut down on abdominal fullness and bloating. Apple cider vinegar is also a widely preferred household item for strengthening liver and digestive functions. Cinnamon, coriander, asafetida, bay leaves and turmeric are some spices that not only add flavor to your food but also provide relief and strength to digestive processes. There are many such home remedies that can be adopted in daily life for best benefits. 

A variety of combinations of symptoms like indigestion, bloating and flatulence, nausea and vomiting, heartburn and acid reflux and general indigestion can be safely managed by homeopathy. Medicine for abdominal spasms, colicky pains and abdominal tenderness are all available and effective. Similarly, homeopathic medicine for abdominal pain can be safely taken to tackle distressing cramps. These remedies are manufactured and distributed by Schwabe India and prescribed by homeopaths all across the country. Alpha-DP by Schwabe India is an excellent medicine for abdominal pain and bloating, and specially acts on abdominal discomfort due to digestive causes. It is probably the best medicine for abdominal pain that you can keep handy at home as it promptly relieves flatulence, belching, diarrhea, cramps and weakness arising as a consequence of these symptoms. It is also an efficient medicine for abdominal pain and vomiting occurring due to indigestion and stomach infections. As there are no known side effects and contraindications, this medicine can be used without fear of adverse reactions. It is best to consult your homeopath for the most appropriate dosage and repetition.