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What causes abdominal cramps and fainting?

Hi, This has happened to me once before a couple years ago. Just today I had increasingly severe stomach cramps which got so bad I fainted twice when I tried to stand up. A few minutes after I fainted I felt completely fine and the pain went away, though I felt mildly like visiting the bathroom. I have no idea why this happened. I don t think I m ill and the only thing I have eaten today out of the ordinary is a large piece of fudge. What is going on here? Thank you
Fri, 12 Jan 2018
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello. I feel you have gastritis or acid peptic disease. You need to follow some lifestyle tips

1. Do not eat spicy food
2. Take medications for gastritis- pantop/omez/rantac
3. Take little food at frequent intervals. Breakfast around 8am, small snack at 11am, lunch at 1pm, small snack at 4pm and dinner at 8pm
4. Drink plenty of water
5. Do not smoke, take alcohol or tobacco and even excess of coffee and tea
6. Do not take much of stress. Stress aggravates gastritis
7. Do regular exercise. Atleast half an hour per day
8. Learn meditation techniques
9. Follow this regularly for 21 days. It is said that anything you practice regularly for 21 days becomes a habit

with regards- Dr Sanjay Kini
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