Abdominal Pain,Age 12 and Older - Prevention
Abdominal pain can often be
- Develop regular bowel habits to prevent
abdominal pain caused by constipation. For more information, see the topic
Constipation, Age 12 and Older.
regular eating habits. Overeating is a common cause of abdominal discomfort.
Eat slowly and stop when you feel full.
- To prevent abdominal pain
caused by swallowing air (aerophagia), do not chew gum or drink carbonated
- Prevent abdominal injuries by wearing your seat belt
safely and correctly every time you drive or are a passenger in a car.
- Wear both your lap and shoulder belts. The
shoulder strap should cross the collarbone, and the lap belt should fit low and
- Do not wear your shoulder strap slipped behind the back or
under the arm. This dangerous habit can cause severe injury, especially in cars
with air bags.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
January 13, 2011
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