How to Deal with Indigestion

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Jan 25
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Indigestion is such a pain, quite literally, in your upper abdomen. Although it's not a sign of a more serious underlying condition it can put you in some compromising and embarrassing situations. Here are a few tips to keep you on the safe side.

Symptoms

Usually, Indigestion is not a sign of anything more serious, and it can be treated if you know the symptoms:

  • heartburn – a painful burning feeling in the chest, often after eating
  • feeling full and bloated
  • feeling sick
  • burping and farting
  • bringing up food or bitter-tasting fluids into your mouth

Do:

  • Cut down on tea, coffee, cola or alcohol
  • Raise your head and shoulders up when in bed – this can stop stomach acid coming up while you sleep
  • Try to lose weight if you're overweight

Don’t:

  • Eat 3 to 4 hours before going to bed
  • Have rich, spicy or fatty foods
  • Take ibuprofen or aspirin – this can make indigestion worse
  • Smoke