Indigestion, also known as dyspepsia is a stomach problem. Indigestion can cause heartburn due to stomach acid reflux. It also irritates esophagus. Indigestion leaves a bitter or sour taste in the mouth.
Following are the symptoms of indigestion Pain in belly, Nausea, Bloating of stomach, Uncontrolled burping, Heartburn, Flatulence, Acid regurgitation
Following are the causes of indigestion Fast eating without chewing properly, Heavy meal, Consuming excess alcohol, Smoking, Pregnancy, Peptic ulcer, Stress and anxiety Anti-inflammatory drugs, Changes in lifestyle, Diseases that affect digestive organs
Remedies for acid indigestion
To prevent acid indigestion put some lemon juice or cider vinegar in a glass of water and drink it before the meal.
Every 3 to 4 hours drink water with 2 to 3 drops of mint essence in it. Massage your stomach with a mixture of 2 to 3 drops of garlic oil and half a cup of Soya oil. Ginger tea after meal promotes digestion. Herbal tea prepared using blackberry, raspberry, mint and camomile is effective for indigestion. Take one glass of honey and lemon juice, both mixed in equal quantity. For instant relief add some baking soda to one glass of water and drink it.
Avoid large meals, take small and frequent meals. Increase water intake and drink herbal tea. Abstain from smoking and alcoholic beverages. Avoid tea, coffee and other drinks that contain caffeine. Avoid hot spicy and fatty foods. Restrict intake of chocolates.
Other Suggestions for Indigestion
Avoid wearing tight clothes. Take at least 30 minutes walk daily. Decrease your stress level by relaxing. Do not play active sports immediately after meal. Regular exercise is good for digestive system. Eat your meals on time and chew them properly.