Indigestion, From Symptoms To Remedies
August 4, 2012 | By Thomas Ehrman
Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC

Most people experience occasional bouts of indigestion. Such discomfort is usually brought on by poor eating habits, excessive alcohol, lack of physical activity or unknown food intolerances. Eating a typical western diet, occasional indigestion is common. However, severe indigestion may be a warning sign of other health issues. Here, you can learn what indigestion is, what symptoms may be experienced, when severe indigestion indicates the need to consult a healthcare professional, and how to remedy indigestion.


Indigestion Symptoms

Indigestion symptoms vary from person to person. The usual indigestion symptoms are obvious and uncomfortable.


Indigestion symptoms can include:

  • Bloating
  • Abdominal pain
  • Chest pain
  • Fullness or discomfort from overeating
  • Stomach growling
  • Feeling nauseous
  • Loss of appetite
  • Occasional diarrhea
  • Occasional constipation
  • Occasional heartburn



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Severe Indigestion

If you are experiencing severe indigestion, it should not be ignored. Seeking medical advice is recommended. This section will help you decide if your indigestion is severe.


These may be signs of severe indigestion:

  • Strong chest pains resembling a heart attack
  • Neck, back, jaw or arm pain
  • Irritation and open sores from food or fluid traveling from stomach to the esophagus (Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease)

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Find Indigestion Relief

If you want to reduce the number of indigestion episodes, you should start by finding the root of the problem.

This may involve experimenting with your eating habits to see how it affects you. It's always best to eliminate what is causing your health problems, rather then continue the same lifestyle and rely on drugs. Pain and discomfort is your body's way of telling you what to avoid, or that something is not functioning properly. For a better quality of life, these signs should be taken seriously.




To remedy indigestion, try this:

  • Improve your diet by eating more fiber and less processed foods.
  • Start an exercise program.
  • Stop over eating.
  • Eat smaller portions of food more times a day.
  • Avoid spicy food.
  • Avoid high-fat foods.
  • Avoid drinks and foods high in citric acid.
  • Avoid soda and alcohol.
  • Try adding a daily regimen of probiotic supplements to your new improved lifestyle.*

Antacids can temporarily relieve indigestion symptoms, but they rarely kill the root of the problem. You need to find a way to keep indigestion from coming back, instead of relying on a resolution after causing the problem.


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