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I have a problem with indigestion of foods eaten and lots of burping and belching.+increase in my belly n stomach size. What must i do?

I have a problem with indigestion of foods eaten and lots of burping and belching.+increase in my belly n stomach size.
What must i do?

See doc for exam to…: Check for ulcers or esophagus problems like reflux. Avoid gas-forming foods (pop, beans, peanuts, broccoli family, dairy products). Gas-x (simethicone) helps break up gas; beano taken before meal helps break down gas-formers; lactaid/dairy ease helps digest lactose. Activated charcoal caps helps absorb gas. Reflux/ulcers: antacids, zantac, Prilosec or prevacid. ...Read more

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


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How long does indigestion usually last?

How long does indigestion usually last?

30-60 minutes: If 'indigestion' is lasting longer than that, an explanation is warranted. And, to be frank, it depends on how you define 'indigestion' and it depends on whether the discomfort is shorter but more intense than usual - it may warrant explanation sooner. In essence - if it bothers you - get an answer... ...Read more

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What herbs would help reduce indigestion?

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What herbs would help reduce indigestion?

Indigestion: Some are Lemon Balm, Fennel, Ginger, Turmeric, Peppermint, Artichoke leaf, Cayenne. ...Read more

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Can indigestion last for days?

Can indigestion last for days?

Yes: Indigestion is a symptom that refers to discomfort in the digestive system. It is a vague term that means something different to everyone. The most common causes are irritable bowel and acid reflux. Next would be ulcers and gastritis caused by an infection (h pilori) gall bladder disease. All of these can cause symptoms that can last for days. If symptoms are lasting that long > md. ...Read more

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Am I more likely to suffer from indigestion if I smoke?

Am I more likely to suffer from indigestion if I smoke?

Yes: Nicotine decreases pressure in the valve between your stomach and esophagus. This can increase the incidence of reflux or heartburn. Smoking also increases the risk of stomach, esophageal, and colon cancer. ...Read more

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What can I do .Fo bad indigestion?

What can I do .Fo bad indigestion?

Tummy ache?: Indigestion is a rather vague term .Think in descriptive terms like cramping, burning, nausea, heartburn, bloating, burping, painful, and also what makes it worse/better, to more accurately describe your complaint. Hope this was helpful. Alcohol is a chemical irritant that can cause inflammation in the stomach. ...Read more

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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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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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I am 21 and have a fat indigestion problem. My body is not digesting fat at all. Due to this my weight is only 52. Can you give me some tips?

I am 21 and have a fat indigestion problem. My body is not digesting fat at all. Due to this my weight is only 52. Can you give me some tips?

Should get checked: Sorry to hear of your trouble...You may have problem with gallbladder malfunction or disease state such as celiac sprue. Bile (stored in your gallbladder) helps digest/breakdown fat into finer form your intestine can absorb. Celiac is a disease of the intestine itself and has problem absorbing many nutrients, including fats. These are just my guess. Consult doc for a work-up. Good luc. ...Read more

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Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is also known as Heartburn. 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 ...Read more


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Stomach Upset (Definition)

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