causes and treatment for indigestion


Indigestion is caused by a digestive disorder inside the digestive system or a bad eating habit. Indigestion goes with pains in stomach and bloating, Heartburn and nausea are common features of indigestion and even vomiting. Other common symptoms of indigestion include feeling full always and not being able to eat more food, having a burning sensation inside the stomach or within the esophagus and also having excessive gas in the stomach or belching. Terminal diseases like stomach cancer can also cause indigestion that is why you must not overlook or ignore any form of indigestion.  See your doctor right away especially if you are experiencing  any of the following, severe vomiting, vomit that is bloody, several and unexplained weight loss or dark stools
Common Causes of Indigestion
Apart from the issue of terminal diseases like cancerIn some cases, indigestion is caused by overeating or when you eat too fast. Foods that are too spicy and greasy can also cause indigestion and even fatty foods can also increase the risk of you having indigestion. As I wrote in my other post-http://yourhealthandmy.blogspot.com/2016/06/natural-ways-to-treat-heartburn.html,   lying down too soon after you have eating can also trigger indigestion. There are other causes of indigestion that you might not know like smoking, too much alcohol and side effects of medication. 
Diseases that can also cause indigestion include acid reflux, gastric cancer, pancreatic or bile duct problems and even peptic ulcer. Sometimes indigestion happens because of abnormal muscle motility This can be called functional dyspepsia or squeezing action.
Treatment for Indigestion
Some medications can treat indigestion and there are so many Over-the-counter drugs like antacids that can help you treat indigestion but you need to see your healthcare provider for proper medical investigation if the indigestion is caused by any of the causes mention above.
I will advise you go for lifestyle changes to treat your indigestion problems because the medication is not the only treatment option to improve digestion. Examples are, 
1, Eat smaller meals anytime you want to eat.
2, Avoid any spicy and fatty foods that can trigger indigestion.
3, Do not rush your food while eating 
4, After eating, stay for at list 3 hours before lying down.
5, Stop smoking.
6, Reduce the amount of alcohol you consume.  
7, Lower your stress by getting plenty of rest.


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