How To Relieve Indigestion?

Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort or pain within the lower chest or abdomen caused by gastric acid irritation within the upper part of the gut namely the oesophagus, stomach or duodenum. By doing some lifestyles changes, you can reject this condition.

Eating habit

•        Eat foods containing plenty of fiber such as vegetables, fruits, whole grain cereals, and nuts everyday.

•        Do not overeat and eat slowly

•        Do not eat large meals

•        Avoid the habit of eating before going to bed

•        Drink a lot of water


These foods below should be avoided:

•        Pickled foods

•        Coffee and alcohol

•        Carbonated drinks (with and without caffeine)

•        Fried food or foods high in fat

•        Peppermint and chocolate

•        Pickled foods

•        Processed juices

•        Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower,

•        Dairy products


•        Do exercise regularly and avoid stress

•        Wait at least two hours after eating before exercising

•        Allow two to three hours to pass after eating before you lie down

•        Gentle running better than weight lifting

•        Raise the head of your bed (e.g. with two bricks) so that chest is higher than your feet

Drug therapies

Once these measures fail, drug therapies may help you

•        Take digestive enzyme supplements which contain a mix of amylase, lipase, cellulase (for digesting plant fibers), and protease

•        Do not overuse antacids as when overused, antacids can cause the stomach to lose its function and leaves it vulnerable to bacterial infections




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