- Eating chocolates, peppermint, fatty foods, and acid foods
- Having a hernia
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Side effects from medication
- A sour taste
- Burning feeling in the chest
- Throat or neck ach
- Ulcers, gastritis and pancreatitis
- Feeling of being anxious and stressed
- Side effects due to certain medication
- Discomfort in the belly region
- The feeling of being uncomfortably full after eating
- The discharge of gas noisily from the stomach through the mouth
- The feeling of being sick
- Having heartburn
- Feeling puffy
Causes of Indigestion
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
- Stomach cancer, although this is quite rare
- Infections in the stomach
- Changes in bowel movements
- Inflammation of the pancreas
- It is best advised to eat smaller and frequent meals instead of large meals that expand your stomach and could consequently lead to indigestion.
- Limit the use of beverages as they cause heartburn
- Do not lie down for extended periods of time after a meal as this prevents the flow of digestive juices from your stomach to your intestines.
- Smoking is not recommended if you are suffering from indigestion. It triggers the production of stomach acids which results in indigestion, leading to heartburn.
- Refrain from the use of alcohol if you are aiming to control this problem of yours.
- You need to relax more and avoid taking too much stress, although stress has not been directly linked with this condition, still it can trigger heartburn.
- Avoid wearing tightly fitted clothes and belts