It can be hard to know the difference and, if you are really worried, it’s best to seek urgent medical help. A heart attack may start when you’re exerting yourself – using a treadmill or having sex, for instance. It will usually be a pressure, ache or tight band of pain on the left side of your chest. It can then spread up to your neck and jaw and make you breathless, faint and sweaty.
There also are no foods or diets that can be recommended for preventing indigestion other than those that eliminated foods that provoke symptoms. Treatment in indigestion for which there is no other cause found, is primarily with education as well as smooth muscle relaxant and promotility drugs.
medical attention immediately. The most common symptom of heart attack for both men and women is chest pain or discomfort. But women are more likely than men to experience some of the other symptoms, such as jaw or back pain, shortness of breath, and nausea or vomiting. Heart problems are more common among people who have high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol.
Additionally, there are other health-related reasons for reducing dietary fat. Intolerance to lactose (the sugar in milk) often is blamed for indigestion. Since indigestion and lactose intolerance both are common, the two conditions may coexist.
Indigestion is not a life-threatening illness and has received little research funding. Because of the lack of research, an understanding of the physiologic processes (mechanisms) that are responsible for indigestion has been slow to develop.
Ultrasonography will detect gall stones in a minority of patients with apparently unexplained dyspepsia. However, gall stones are common and often incidental in the absence of biliary symptoms.
Eating gluten damages the lining of the small intestine when you have celiac disease. Celiac disease is associated with non-abdominal symptoms, too, including fatigue, osteoporosis, depression, anxiety, and other symptoms.
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Cisapride was effective in patients with severe emptying problems of the stomach (gastroparesis) or severely slowed transit of food through the small intestine (chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction). These two diseases may or may not be related to indigestion. Other dietary factors, fructose, and other sugar-related foods (fermentable, oligo- di- and mono-saccharides and polyols or FODMAPs), have been suggested as a cause of indigestion since many people do not fully digest and absorb them before they reach the distal intestine. Fructose intolerance and perhaps also FODMAP intolerance can be diagnosed with a hydrogen breath test using fructose and treated by elimination of fructose and/or FODMAP containing foods from the diet. Unfortunately, fructose and FODMAPs are widespread among fruits and vegetables, and fructose is found in high concentrations in many food products sweetened with corn syrup.
Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are two types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). These conditions may be treated with diet changes and anti-inflammatory medications. How long you have had the pain can help determine the cause.
Warning signs include loss of weight, nighttime awakening, blood in the stool or the material that is vomited (vomitus), and signs of inflammation, such as fever or abdominal tenderness. Testing also is appropriate if, in addition to symptoms of dyspepsia, there are other prominent symptoms that are not commonly associated with dyspepsia.
The most important first step in treating and managing symptoms is to see your doctor for a confident diagnosis of IBS. Shortness of breath, a racing pulse, mental confusion, a heightened sense of anxiety, and a sense of impending doom can be symptoms of preeclampsia. If these symptoms are new to you, they could indicate an elevated blood pressure, or more rarely, fluid collecting in your lungs (pulmonary edema). Given that preeclampsia is a complex disease, women will develop it for different reasons.