Causes of Indigestion and
some helpful tips.
If you are like myself and sometimes get indigestion and also heartburn, (I always get heartburn after eating pastries) it may be due to simply eating something you disagree with, eating your food too fast or eating too much in one sitting. Other causes of indigestion can be due to eating unhealthy foods, such as foods high in fat, and stress can also heighten the condition, Causes of indigestion may be due to other more serious digestive conditions like Hiatal hernia, Esophagitis, Lactose Intolerance, Gastritis, Candidiasis, Ulcers or Gallstones. If you suffer re occurring Indigestion or heartburn you should visit your GP and ask for advice.
There are some everyday things that you can do to help keep indigestion at bay, these include, drinking plenty of water in between meals, avoid fatty foods, avoid spicy foods, steam or grill instead of frying, reduce sugar intake, eat plenty of vegetables, eat slowly and in a relaxed manner and chew your food thoroughly, avoid high caffeine or alcohol intake, try to relax more and obviously give up, or cut down smoking. If you are overweight, weight loss is an effective treatment for indigestion because excess weight can put pressure on the abdomen, and push up your stomach which causes acid to back up into the oesophagus. I came across some helpful information from healthinfoforyou.com below.
Indigestion Symptoms are:
- Stomach pain or, burning feeling in the upper portion of the stomach
- Feeling sudden chills like fever
- Uncontrollable burping
- Stomach rumbling
- Acid in the stomach
- Gas, belching and flatulence
- Feeling of fullness in the stomach
- Feeling bloated
- Feverish feeling
It is recommended to contact your doctor if you suffer the following:
- Sudden weight loss
- Severe stomach pain
- Loss of appetite
- Shortness of breath
- Dark stool
- Blood in the vomit
Herbal remedies for indigestion
- Tea can be made with dill by adding 1 teaspoon of dill to 1 glass of boiling water and should be drank after cooling.
- Taking a drop of dill oil mixed in a teaspoon of honey is very helpful.
- Taking 2 teaspoon of juice of fresh dill leaves is good.
- Powdered Seeds of henna plant should be mixed with ghee and made into small balls. The balls should be the size of a marble and can be taken with water.
- Take 12 grams of the seeds of holy basil and soak cold water. Add 1 teaspoon of honey or sugar and take it on an empty stomach.
- Just chewing up a teaspoon of dill and washing it down with water is very good.
- Take 1 inch piece of ginger and chew it and wash it down with water.
- Aloe Vera juice is good for indigestion.
- 1 tablespoon of curry leaves ground to fine paste and mixed with butter milk should be drunk in the morning before eating anything.
- Bitter chamomile A powder of chamomile flowers or 1 or 3 grams of oil extracted from the Bitter chamomile flowers can be taken with hot water. It can be made into a tea by pouring 200ml boiling water over the 2 teaspoon of dried flowers and allowing it to stand for a 5 hours.
- Caraway seeds can be chewed and washed down with water. 2 pinches after food is recommended. Make a tea with boiling 1 teaspoon of the seeds in 1.5 litres of water and can be taken three times a day.
- Chewing and eating a stick of celery aids indigestion. You can also soak 1 teaspoon of celery seeds in a glass of butter milk for 5 to 6 hours. Grind the seeds in the buttermilk and drink it.
- One teaspoon of cumin seeds boiled in glass of water strained and cooled should be mixed with one teaspoon of fresh coriander leaf juice and a pinch of salt .I t can be taken twice daily after meals.
Before trying any herbal remedy your first port of call should always be your General Practitioner.
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