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Acid problem: Either too much acid is produced or the acid is not handled right. You may have reflux from the stomach into the esophagus by an incompetent esophageal sphincter, or by a hiatus hernia. Or there may be irritation of the stomach lining leading to discomfort. Spicy foods, medications, overweight, smoking, alcohol can all predispose to this condition, or make it worse. ...Read more
Few suggestions...: Indigestion is commonly a symptom of acid reflux which is the back flow of stomach contents into the esophagus. Its triggered by many factors. Avoidance may be achieved by: eating slower or eating less; eliminating caffeine, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, mints, tomato sauces, citrus, carbonated drinks; lose weight if needed; avoid bending over or laying down after eating. Good luck! ...Read more
Often for many folks: Stress indicates that your system believes there is a demand, or some danger that you are confronted with. Your body then goes into a kind of fight or flight mode. It sends energy to your muscles for action and takes it away from the gut where digestion is underway. The result can be digestive problems. Learn more about stress effects at http://drmiller. Com/learningcenter/stressmanagement/. ...Read more
Beans / indigestion:
Beans contain a relatively large quantity of indigestible starches. Local gut bacteria feast on these substances and produce gas which distends your intestines causing pain and flatulence.
Supplying enzymes (alpha gactosidase - "Beano") at the time of bean ingestion breaks down those starches and reduces discomfort and gas. ...Read more
Upper abdominal pain: Medical term is dyspepsia. Multiple causes medication induced from nsaid's (motrin Aleve (naproxen) asprin type products) or bacteria infection called helicobacter pylori and many other less common causes in a otherwise healthy person. Problem is usually self limiting with over the counter treatments, however, if persists would seek care from a medical provider. ...Read more
Heartburn: Acid indigestion has many names including dyspepsia, reflux, gerd (gastro-esophageal reflux disorder), and can result from ulcers and gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining). It is caused by acid entering the esophagus hitting tissue not able to handle it. Burning, sour taste in the mouth, belching, regurgitation of food, cough, pain (stomach, chest), nausea can occur from this irritation. ...Read more
More info plz: Please clarify more of what you were told or what you may have heard with respect to a neurological cause for indigestion. This will help give me some context of your problem to work with since indigestion in the common usage of the word is not something that we typically think of as a neurological problem. ...Read more
The most common causes of indigestion are eating too much or too fast, Acid Reflux, gastritis, gastric ulcer, Functional dyspepsia (motility problem of stomach). Dyspepsia is common among patients with UC. Also Gluten sensitivity is common among patients with UC which may cause Dyspepsia.
Talk to your Gasteroenterologist. ...Read more
Abdominal symptoms: Usually, acid indigestion causes symptoms of abdominal pain, heart burn, increased burping or belching, acid taste in the mouth, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and other symptoms. Additionally, acid indigestion may also occur without any symptoms. Best to see your doctor if you are experiencing these symptoms, or if you are concerned. ...Read more
Try some changes: Try looking at your lifestyle and what you eat first. If you smoke, drink alcohol, or are overweight, those can aggravate. Citrus, carbonated beverages, onions, peppers (even green), chocolate and mint can aggravate reflux also. Consider a trip to see your doctor if the problem has persisted or worsenened. ...Read more