With the many buffet offers available and great discounts with our credit cards, it is no wonder many of us indulge. This indulgence can lead to indigestion. What exactly is it, and what can you do about it? Find out with this 2-minute read.
What is indigestion?
Ever felt discomfort in the upper part of your stomach? Or perhaps a burning pain rising up your chest (heartburn)? That’s indigestion, a common symptom. Indigestion also occurs in the following forms:
- Reflux (food coming back up from your stomach)
Why does it happen?
It is believed that indigestion is caused by stomach acid irritating the lining of your digestive system. For most people, it occurs after eating a heavy meal, spicy food, or when you have rushed your meal. The discomfort caused by indigestion can be unpleasant, but most of the time, it is not linked to further digestive issues.
What are the treatment methods?
Over the counter medicines (to control the acid levels in your stomach) can be used to ease your discomfort and is easily available at all pharmacy. Alternatively, you should consider identifying the factors that are contributing to your indigestion, and modifying your lifestyle to avoid them. These may include reducing your alcohol or caffeine intake, making a conscious effort to eat slower, or eating smaller meals.
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