Before seeking medical advice, try treating your indigestion at home. Cut out spicy food and high-fat foods from your diet. If you drink alcohol, try lowering the units or drink only in the weekends. Another way which can prevent indigestion is to eat small meals frequently. So instead of eating 3 large meals, try and eat 5 small meals. Keep a fruit or yoghurt in your bag and eat it before your stomach rumbles. Eatingsour or citrus fruits such as lemon and oranges on an empty stomach can give you stomach problems too.
Indigestion can become worse when you are constipated. Have a think of when was the last time you opened your bowels? If it was more than a day, then increase the amount of fibre you eat in a day. Whole-wheat cereal is really good especially with warm milk. I would recommend Shreddies instead of Weetabix as it has more fibre and gives you more energy. For me, I noticed that Weetabix doesn’t keep me going for the morning and I become hungry very quickly after it.
Drinking green tea or even hot water and honey can soothe the pain. A technique that works for me to alleviate the pain is the following. Lay on your stomach with a pillow. Make sure the pillow is placed underneath your stomach. Try and lay in this position for 20 minutes.
If the remedies listed above don't work, there are many medications which can help with bloating at the pharmacy. The best one I think is Zantac. For minor bloating, Zantac works within 20 minutes. I have tried Gaviscon, and it didn’t really work for me. I haven’t tried Rennie, so that’s another option. If the bloating still continues, please consult with your GP.