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Dr. Angelina Postoev
1,212 doctors shared insights

Indigestion (Overview)

Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable fullness, burning, and/or pain.


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Can certain food and drinks cause indigestion?

Can certain food and drinks cause indigestion?

Indigestion: Of course they can but this tends to be person-specific rather than a generality. There are many food types, for example, that can cause gastric reflux due to specific food properties that change the pressure of the gastric-esophageal sphincter: coffee, chocolate, pepper, cumin, and mint. The latter is why the after dinner mint is a popular condiment to allow for easier burping after a large meal. ...Read more

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Dr. Angelina Postoev
1,212 doctors shared insights

Indigestion (Overview)

Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable fullness, burning, and/or pain.


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Beer gives me acid indigestion and bloating. Does this mean i'm allergic?

Beer gives me acid indigestion and bloating. Does this mean i'm allergic?

Gluten Sensitivity: It may be that you have a sensitive stomach but it could mean that you have a sensitivity to the rye in beer. Some people actually posess an allergy to gluten and have GI sensitivity to types of wheat or barley. I would recommend seeing a gastroenterologist if you want a real work-up performed, particularly if you are sensative to other types of breads and carb laden foods. ...Read more

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Treating Heartburn (Checklist)

Use an over-the-counter medication like Zantac or Prilosec
Daily
Avoid heavy meals
Daily
Limit fatty or acidic foods
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Avoid alcoholic drinks
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How can I treat indigestion?

How can I treat indigestion?

Habits: 1- minimize caffeine 2- minimize stress as directed 3- full night sleep- raise head of bed 4- avoid nsaids (motrin advil) 5- multiple small meals ( no large meals) 6- weight maintenance/ lose weight 7- dietary restrictions/ no spicy 8- avoid late night eating, wait 3 hours from last meal prior to sleep 9- 30 to 40 min brisk walk four times per week. ...Read more

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Constant heartburn and acid reflux for over 2 years. How can I get this treated?

Constant heartburn and acid reflux for over 2 years. How can I get this treated?

Diet,meds&surgery: Avid the foods that cause acid reflux avoid obesity, if obese loose weight h2 blockers like ranitidine and others prton pump inhibiters if nothing else helps than fundal plication surgery or stretta procedure se a gastroenterologist or discuss with your family doctor. ...Read more

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Treating the Stomach Flu (Checklist)

See a doctor if you are vomiting/stooling uncontrollably
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Hydrate yourself to keep up with your losses. Water is best.
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Practice good hand washing to help prevent spread of stomach viruses
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Dear sir, how can you treating indigestion caused by spasm?

Good question !: This occurs in about 1 in three individuals. First, seeing what eating habits are likely to produce it. Fasting during the day followed by a really big meal (Ramadan.. hint hint) is really likely to cause this, and breaking fasts gradually with small intake first. Spicey food, Dairy, Heavy Meat, Large bulky or poorly chewed food, very hot or very cold food, acidic food, can be triggers commonly. ...Read more

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How do I get rid if indigestion if i'm pregnant ?

How  do I get rid if indigestion if i'm pregnant ?

Good food: The easiest way to improve digestion is by completely stopping grains, lentils, potatoes based items. Also avoid milk protein (milk, yogurt, cheese) since it causes indigestion. Healthy food items such as eggs, fish, chicken, meats, vegetables, some saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Take a probiotic daily. All these is nourishing for the growing fetus too. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more


Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Stomach Upset (Definition)

Stomach upset can be due to problems in digestion or ...Read more