Research from Mintel reveals that a whopping 86% of all British adults have suffered some form of gastrointestinal problem or ailment in the last year. There are many different conditions and aliments that can cause abdominal pain so it can be difficult to know what is wrong.
Family GP Dr Roger Henderson helps decipher seven types of tummy pain, their symptoms and as well as advice on how to ease any troubles…
1. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Symptoms: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects around 1 in 5 of the population at some point in their lives, according to NHS, and is defined by the presence of a group of symptoms which are present over a period of time. Symptoms can include abdominal pain and discomfort, diarrhoea, constipation as well as bloating of the abdomen.