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Why does my stomach feel tight?
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A tight stomach can feel different for everyone. It may feel as if the abdominal muscles are contracting and creating pressure in the stomach.

The feeling can come from the abdominal muscles, the stomach wall lining, or the organs surrounding the stomach.

The tight sensation is often a temporary discomfort caused by diet or hormones. However, it can also be a symptom of an underlying condition.

Potential causes of a tight stomach, including:

1. Constipation
2. Indigestion
3. Food poisoning
4. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
5. Hiatal hernia
6. Gastritis
7. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
8. Pregnancy

The best methods for preventing a tight stomach will vary depending on the cause.

In some cases, it may not be possible to prevent a tight stomach, such as during pregnancy or food poisoning.

In other cases, the chances of developing the symptoms of a tight stomach can be reduced through:

1. Eating a healthful, balanced diet
2. Staying hydrated
3. Exercising regularly
4. Minimizing stress

In most cases, a tight stomach is not a cause for concern. However, if symptoms persist for longer than a few days, or are severe, then medical attention may be required.

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