Last night, you went to a full flat Indian wedding and there were lots of sweet, salty and tangy dishes? Of course you weren’t able to control your mouth and you ate more than you needed to. Now your stomach is paining. That may be indigestion. Most of you might have suffered from this problem. Indigestion is not a disease or infection itself, but it can be a sign of some other infections or disease. Indigestion is also called as dyspepsia, and it is persistent or recurrent pain or discomfort in person’s stomach or upper abdomen.
When you feel burning sensation in the stomach, abdominal pain, bloating, belching and gas, nausea and vomiting, acidic taste and growling stomach, then this is indigestion, my friend. Some people may also feel heartburn or we can also say that burning sensation in the chest in case of indigestion. Heartburn itself is a sign which indicates some other problem.
If you eat too much or too fast then you are at risk of getting indigestion. Drinking too much alcohol, cigarette smoking, stress and fatigue can also cause indigestion. It can be cured by medication. Aspirin and other painkillers can be taken. Estrogen and oral contraceptives. Steroid medications can be taken. Certain antibiotics can be recommended by the chemist. And thyroid medications can also be taken. Since indigestion is a symptom rather than a disease itself, so its treatment mostly depends upon the underlying condition causing it.