Headaches and stomach aches are two of the most common discomforts parents hear from their children. Of course head and stomach pain can be part of an illness (virus, bacteria, etc.), especially with Cystic Fibrosis, sinus infections and constipation are serious risks and should be always considered possible.
But very often it describes a discomfort, which children simplify by calling ‘stomach’- or ‘head’-aches.This discomfort can have many triggers, here are some of them:
- Headaches: extreme hunger or thirst, lack of sleep, stress, seasonal or weather changes, schedule changes, hormonal changes, emotional factors, high level of stress or anxiety, stress at school, noise ( especially on school days),…
- Stomach aches: too big meals, constipation, constrictive clothing, lactose intolerance, school itself (if they only occur on school days), acid reflux, anxiety or depression,…
- You can keep a ‘Pain Diary’, as to when and where the pain pops up, what makes it better or worse,surrounding circumstances- it can help you and the doctor pinpoint the reason for stomach pain or headaches.
- Here is a technique, which may help you reduce physical discomfort, the ‘Progressive muscle relaxation’
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