Acid indigestion is a type of indigestion involving an excess of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Indigestion resulting from hyperchlorhydria; often used colloquially as a synonym for pyrosis. Indigestion is the term used to describe pain or discomfort in the upper abdomen or chest after meals. Sometimes it is also used to describe a distinctive burning feeling in the chest, known as heartburn. Acid indigestion should be distinguished from heartburn, which typically involves aggravation of the esophagus. Indigestion and heartburn are common problems for both kids and grownups.
Stress, not enough sleep, smoking, or drinking alcohol also can make indigestion worse. Foods with too much fat, spicy food, alcohol, caffeine, overeating, exercising or lying down soon after a meal, stress, smoking can cause acid indigestion. Aging can also contribute to frequent indigestion. Digestive problems, such as ulcers, can cause the symptoms of indigestion and heartburn, too. There are a few things you can do to reduce your symptoms of indigestion cut down on fatty foods, tea, coffee and alcohol eat little and often, stop smoking and sleep in a more upright position, propped up on a pillow.
H2 blockers work by reducing the amount of acid that the stomach produces. Natural ingredients in supplements to aid in relieving acid indigestion or upset stomach also help to support and maintain continued good health as a whole. Aromatherapy can relieve an upset stomach. Ginger in tea or tablet form relieves gas and reduces bloating and pain. Slippery elm bark in tea or tablet form helps form a protective coating in the stomach. Chamomile in tea or tablet form has antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory and gas-relieving effects. Peppermint in tea or tablet form contains menthol and has an antispasmodic effect on the digestive tract.
It relieves gas and stomach cramps. Ginger in tea or tablet form relieves gas and reduces bloating and pain. A tablespoon of cinnamon water, taken after an hour after meals, relieves flatulence and indigestion. Ground cardamom seed mixed with ginger, cloves and coriander is an effective remedy for indigestion. Ground cardamom seed mixed with ginger, cloves and coriander is an effective remedy for indigestion. Slippery elm bark in tea or tablet form helps form a protective coating in the stomach. Aloe vera gel helps soothe the stomach. Charcoal absorbs medications and should not be taken within two hours of taking any medicine.