Popular Causes of indigestion and home remedies

By | October 30, 2021
Popular Causes of indigestion and home remedies

Popular Causes of indigestion and home remedies

Popular Causes of indigestion and home remedies

Most people sometimes have indigestion problems. This is usually not a sign of something serious. You can treat it yourself.

Symptoms of indigestion

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The following symptoms may occur after eating or drinking:

  • Burning of the chest- Feeling of burning pain in the chest, especially after eating
  • Feeling full or swollen
  • Nausea
  • Belching and letting out air
  • Food or bitter taste liquid coming out of the mouth

When is it not acid indigestion? 

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Abdominal pain or back pain is not usually a symptom of flatulence. If you have these, you may be suffering from constipation.

Indigestion, heartburn, and acid reflux – what is the difference between them? 

Heartburn and acid reflux are the same things – the acid inside the stomach rises to the throat. If this happens, you will feel burning. This can be a sign of flatulence.

Home Remedies for Indigestion

  • Do not eat anything for 3 to 4 hours before going to bed.
  • Keep your head and neck elevated while lying in bed – this can stop stomach acid from rising to the throat during sleep.
  • Avoid oily, fatty, or overly spicy foods.
  • Cut down on tea, coffee, soft drinks (cola), or alcohol.
  • Do not eat anything for three to four hours before going to bed.
  • Keep your head and neck elevated while lying in bed – this can stop stomach acid from rising to the throat during sleep.
  • Avoid oily, fatty, or overly spicy foods.
  • Cut down on tea, coffee, soft drinks (cola), or alcohol.

Treatment of flatulence

A doctor may advise you to take medicine to relieve the burning or pain in the chest that accompanies dyspepsia. Medications that reduce the amount of acid in the stomach are:

  • Antacid
  • Proton pump inhibitor

So It is better to take some indigestion medicines after meals so that their effect lasts longer. Read the leaflet with the medicine for more information.

Treatment of acidosis problems in pregnant women 

Pregnant women often have indigestion problems. This problem is very normal after 28 weeks of pregnancy. This may be due to hormonal changes or due to pressure on the abdomen of the baby growing in the womb. A doctor can help with discomfort or pain. They may suggest taking the right medication to take during pregnancy.

When to see a doctor

  • Repeatedly suffer from flatulence
  • Feeling intense pain
  • Be 55 years of age or older
  • Weight loss will be followed by fatigue and constant tiredness
  • Feeling trouble swallowing food
  • Vomiting repeatedly
  • Become a patient of iron deficiency anemia
  • Feels like a wheel in the stomach
  • Suffers from vomiting or bleeding with bowel movements

These can be signs of a serious problem.

Why is indigestion?

Stomach acid can cause inflammation of the lining of your stomach or throat. This causes acidosis and you feel burning and pain.

Some other causes of dyspepsia are:

  • Different medicines
  • Smoking
  • Drink wine
  • Helicobacter pylorus is a type of bacterial infection

Stress increases the problem of acidosis.

Diseases that cause dyspepsia

  • Hiatus hernia
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Stomach cancer
  • Infection by a bacterium called  Helicobacter pylori
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease 

Reference by Deborah Krakow, MD

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