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Indigestion



Indigestion is a condition that is frequently caused by eating too fast, especially by eating high-fat foods quickly.

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Causes

  • Excessive acid accumulation in the stomach.
  • Overconsumption of alcohol
  • Overeating

Symptoms

Symptoms of indigestion are as follows:

  • A pain or a burning feeling in the upper portion of the stomach
  • Feeling sick to one's stomach; nausea
  • Feeling bloated
  • Sometimes uncontrollable burping
  • Heartburn
  • Feeling feverish
  • A bitter taste in the mouth from stomach acid coming up into the esophagus.
  • Rumbling in your stomach.
  • Sense of fullness after eating
  • A feeling as though something is lodged in the esophagus
  • Pain and discomfort at the xiphoid region
  • Sudden chills, comparable to those felt during fevers.

Management

  • Antacids neutralize excess stomach acid, and can provide temporary relief of indigestion
  • Antacids 4 hours prior to exercise
  • Rest
  • Activity modification
  • Digestive enzymes capsules
  • If symptoms persist, immediate referral to physician to rule out more serious abdominal conditions or diseases.
 
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