Healthy at Home Last updated on 2021-02-26 20:47:50
5 Effective Lifestyle Changes For Treating Indigestion
- Ms. Smitakshi Guha
- 3 Min Read
Commonly known as an ‘upset stomach,’ indigestion refers to the feeling of discomfort or pain in your upper abdominal region. Fundamentally, indigestion is not a disease but a collection of symptoms that in some cases, suggests something’s not right with your digestive system. Although common, indigestion affects every individual differently. In the majority of the cases, indigestion can be managed with some dietary and lifestyle changes.
Symptoms of indigestionDo you ever feel you’re ‘too full’ when you have barely eaten anything? Is a lingering ache in your upper abdomen a frequent visitor in your life? Let’s delve into some of the most common symptoms associated with indigestion:
- Burning sensation or discomfort in the upper abdomen
- Feeling ‘full’ very soon during a meal
- Feeling of constant fullness after meals
- Bloating in the upper abdomen
Causes of indigestionSome of the most common causes of indigestion when it is not indicative of something serious underlying include:
- Eating too fast
- Consuming a lot of alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, caffeine, or chocolate
- Eating food that’s very greasy, spicy, or oily
- Celiac disease
- Peptic Ulcers
- Intestinal Ischemia
- Stomach Cancer
Effective lifestyle changes for treating indigestionWhen indigestion is not associated with an underlying condition, it can very well be treated with some lifestyle changes. Make it a point to incorporate these changes in your lifestyle to avoid or treat this condition:
- Avoid or limit your intake of foods and beverages that trigger indigestion
- Opt for shorter meals with more frequency than large meals
- Avoid some medications
- Search for alternatives for these medicines
- Control your stress and anxiety
Consult a Gastroenterologist
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