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HEALTH CONDITIONS

Indigestion

Overview
Symptoms
Risk Factors
Treatment and Management
Doctors to Consult
Overview
Indigestion is a persistent pain or discomfort felt in the upper abdomen. The symptoms develop during meals or shortly afterward. In most cases, indigestion is a minor problem that clears up without professional treatment.
Symptoms
  • Pain in the upper part of the abdomen or chest
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Flatulence
  • Heartburn
Risk Factors
  • Eating a heavy meal
  • Drinking excess alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Irregular meals
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Drugs such as aspirin and anti-inflammatory medication used to treat arthritis
  • Pregnancy, which commonly causes heartburn, indigestion or vomiting
  • Ulcer caused by Helicobacter pylori
  • Hiatal hernia
Commonly Prescribed Drugs
Treatment and Management
  • Chew food slowly and thoroughly
  • Avoid anything that triggers indigestion, such as fatty and spicy foods, carbonated beverages, caffeine and alcohol
  • Avoid smoking
  • Maintain a healthy weight. Excess pounds put pressure on the abdomen, pushing up the stomach and causing acid to back up into the esophagus
  • Exercise regularly. Aim for 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity on most days of the week is recommended
  • Manage stress. Create a calm environment at mealtime. Practice relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation or yoga.
Home Remedies
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