What do abdominal pains in children indicate

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What do abdominal pains in children indicate
What do abdominal pains in children indicate

Have you ever had a stomach ache and feel nauseous when you feel very anxious? Surely this feeling is familiar to you. However, it is not only found in adults, but also in children.

According to data from a study published in the journal Pediatrics, about 25 percent of children suffer from chronic abdominal or stomach pain,for no specific reason. Research done in this direction shows that pain can be an indicator of some kind of stress to which the child is subjected.

If such a problem has not been observed in your child, then in others, the very first days in kindergarten or at school are accompanied not only by abdominal pain, but also by vomiting. In the study by researchers from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, 332 children with chronic stomach pain were observed

According to scientists, these disorders in childhood and adolescence continue at a later stage already in the adult individual's life. They are more likely to experience anxiety and depression despite the pain subsided.

What is most likely to be stressful for children? What is normal for you is a test for them.

Stress comes from different sources

  • when the child tries to achieve high results in the learning process
  • in peer-to-peer communications
  • when the child tries to live up to the expectations of the parents, teacher or coach
  • for problems in the family and others

Parents often don't understand their children's anxiety. Adolescents and especially younger children find it difficult to share their worries, especially if they have not met support from those closest to them.

It most often manifests itself in irritability, apathy, crying for no reason and, last but not least, physical symptoms such as headaches, stomach and abdominal pains. Be a good communicator with the child, surround him with security that he can build in adulthood.

Always be aware of his habits inside and outside the home. Watch his behavior and when he tells you that he has stomach pains, don't ignore them, but be part of the problem.

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