Indigestion is the most often seen problem of modern times. The most common issue is Gastritis. The symptoms of this ailment would be acid reflux or heartburn, pain in the abdomen, excessive burping, puking or vomiting, nausea and difficulty in releasing gas.
The causes that underlie gastric problem could be fast eating without good chewing, heavy meals, and excessive intake of alcohol, stress, anxiety and intake of strong drugs.
If you are worrying that there is no other way than to consult a physician, here are some useful tips that help you encounter your problem better .
Soups, taken at least 20 minutes before meals helps in digestion, as they are ideal for replacing liquids and salts as well as stimulating the production of gastric acid.
Drinking water with two three drops of mint essence gives relief.
Lime juice, taken with cider vinegar in a glass of water before meals, helps to prevent acid in digestion.
Ginger tea, taken after meals aids in promoting digestion
Herbal tea prepared using blackberry, raspberry, mint and chamomile helps effective digestion
Baking soda in a glass of water, produces instant relief
Sucking cloves after meals, aids in reducing gas problems
A flake of garlic swallowed with water in empty stomach, solves gas problems
Soaking little methi in water in the night and drinking it empty stomach in the morning, is also an effective remedy for indigestion.
Avoidance of wearing tight clothes, a daily walk of about a half an hour, non engagement in active sports immediately after meals, regular exercise and most importantly, timely meals and good chewing are a few suggestions for keeping indigestion at par.
Adherence to at least a few of these tips would keep indigestion at bay. If the problem is acute it is advisable to consult a physician.