INDIGESTION OR DYSPEPSIA – SYMPTOMS AND MANAGEMENT
Most of the people facing indigestion problems in their life. Indigestion or dyspepsia means feeling discomfort in the upper abdomen. There may be pain, burning, belching and fullness in the upper abdomen. If these symptoms do not change for a long time then no serious problem. Simple antacids and change in lifestyle give better results . If you have no improvements after 2 weeks then consult your doctor. Indigestion is different from heartburn in which burning pain in epigastrium radiates towards neck or back.
|Indigestion or Dyspepsia
More common symptoms-
Pain and discomfort in upper abdomen
Feeling full during or just after meal
Less common symptoms-
Burning in upper abdomen
Indigestion most of the time no serious problem.
Some factors are responsible for this:
Spicy or greasy foods
Overeating and fast eating
Exercise immediately after meals
Too much caffeine
Drugs-NSAID (pain killer), Aspirin
Other causes of indigestion:
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
Irritable bowel syndrome
You can take care at home
Do not eat spicy and greasy food.
Avoid fast food.
Do not eat a heavy meal instead take a small meal at a short interval.
Avoid aspirin and NSAID drugs if necessary take after a meal.
Avoid too much caffeine or alcohol.
Reduce your weight if you obese.
Mild symptoms relieved by taking antacids, H2 Receptor antagonists, Proton pump inhibitors regularly for some time.
Take help of medical professional if
Sometimes the patient does not understand these symptoms due to cardiac or gastric problem so consult with a doctor is necessary at that time.
Symptoms not relieved after 2 weeks.
Burning in the stomach
Unexplained weight loss
Associated abdominal pain
Problem in swallowing
Yellow color of skin and eyes
Bleeding in vomit or in stool
Ultrasonography of abdomen
Endoscopy of gastrointestinal tract.
Natural remedies for indigestion
Ginger is famous for the cure of stomach upset. Take a capsule of ginger or a cup of ginger tea helps.
Take 2 ml three times in a day. You also take dry peppermint dissolve in a cup of cold or hot water.
Fennel or Anise seed
Dried powder or make a tea with water relieve intestinal spasm.
Coriander and cardamom
Take dried seed powder 10 gm cardamom and 60 gm coriander and boil with 3 cups of water till reduced to half. 3-4 tsp three times in a day.
1 tsp crushed seed boil for 15 minutes with 2 cup water. 1-2 cups per day.
Mix 5 gm powder with 1 cup water and drink it two times in a day.
Indigestion problem more or less related to lifestyle. If you try to change your habits of eating or change in lifestyle then you can get a benefit.
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