These symptoms usually come on soon after eating or drinking, although there can sometimes be a delay between eating a meal and experiencing indigestion. The majority of people with indigestion don’t have inflammation in their digestive system.
Your doctor will insert a thin tube with a camera on the end into your esophagus. These uncomfortable sores – also known as duodenal ulcers – usually develop in the lining of the stomach or small intestine, and it’s usually because of too much acid production. And just like with GERD, eating food can improve the painful symptoms – including bloat and constant nausea – because it temporarily coats the ulcer with a protective lining and neutralizes the stomach acid, explains Su Sachar, M.D., a board-certified gastroenterologist who specializes in bariatrics, wellness, and optimal health.
Abdominal pain is a common symptom that requires a physician exam for diagnosis. If you have abdominal pain, do not ignore the symptom.
The symptoms can affect your sleep and prevent you from enjoying food and drinks as much as you used to. GERD can affect your general wellbeing and everyday life.
As a result, reflux is less likely to occur when patients with GERD lie down to sleep. Elevation of the upper body at night generally is recommended for all patients with GERD. Nevertheless, most patients with GERD have reflux only during the day and elevation at night is of little benefit for them.
Misdiagnosis of bile reflux and failure to control it can result in serious, sometimes life-threatening problems – stomach ulcers that bleed and Barrettâ€™s esophagus, a possible precursor to esophageal cancer. Yet misdiagnosis is common, and even when the condition is properly identified, doctors are often fatalistic about its management.
Hiccups, dyspepsia and reflux
I am in the fortunate position of not having to care for anyone else and I do appreciate the fact that my time is my own. I can concentrate on things like diet modification and rest. My heart goes out to those of you caring for young children and managing a GI disorder.
THEN I CAME ACROSS AN article on Lauren Gertseenâ€™s website on how to naturally increase stomach acid. I couldâ€™t be more grateful because a lot of the things she covered on her article seems to describe what I was going through and the recommendations she gave seem to help relieve my symptoms somehow. I believe everything that is said on this website as well. Chronic low stomach acid seems to be the culprit of a lot of autoimmune diseases.
What Home Remedies Help Relieve Indigestion?
Heartburn happens when the contents of your stomach rise up into your esophagus, where stomach acids can burn the tissue. Or perhaps you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a chronic condition with many potential causes.
Being a mother of five young children and a working mother (Iâ€™m an RN) on shift work makes a routine lifestyle impossible. It took me a year and a half to get it organized.
Causes of indigestion
I gained about 60lbs over two years and had no energy, brain fog, arthritic like pain especially in me feet and knees. I was depressed, not sleeping well and tired all the time.