Dyspepsia



Remedies for DyspepsiaThe word dyspepsia has a Greek origin which means difficult to digest or indigestion and best described as functional disease. Any symptom of gastrointestinal trouble is termed as dyspepsia. This is not considered as a disease but can lead to lot of discomfort and pain in the abdomen. Related symptoms of dyspepsia include irregular burping, nausea and bloating. But what truly is the reason to all this? Indigestion is generally caused when mucosa (protective line of digestive system) of our digestive system comes in contact with stomach acid. The acid causes break down of mucosa that further leads to inflammation and irritation causing indigestion.

Some visible dyspepsia symptoms:

Indigestion is always visible in the form of discomfort and slight pain in the abdomen or near the chest and this generally is post meal. If you are going through any following systems then, it is surely indigestion:

  • Belching
  • Nausea
  • Feeling bloated( feeling full without the meals)

Generally, mid indigestion has nothing to be anxious about, however if the symptoms persist for long then you need to see a doctor. Visit a doctor for following symptoms as well.

  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss or no appetite
  • Black stools
  • Severe chest pain
  • Jaundice
  • Breathing problems
  • Pain radiation in the arm, neck and jaw line

Causes of indigestion

The most common causes of dyspepsia are wrong eating habit, overeating, neglecting appropriate salivation and mastication of food, eating rapidly. All this puts a stress on the functioning of stomach, bowel movement, kidney and liver. During food putrefaction, the acid or the poison gets mixed with the blood through with the whole digestive system gets poisoned. Food products that are not cooked properly cab even cause dyspepsia. Consuming excess of caffeine, alcohol, chocolates, fizzy drinks, spicy food can lead to acidity, discomfort and aggravated condition leads to dyspepsia.

Treatment options to cure dyspepsia

For everything that persists, there is a solution but it is equally important to detect it. Dyspepsia can be diagnosed through blood test, endoscopy, XRAY, abdominal ultrasound, Liver function test and CT scan. Once detected the treatment entirely depends upon the severity. The best treatment for dyspepsia is change in lifestyle and dietary habits. Common medications used to cure dyspepsia are antacids like Riopan, Maalox, Mylanta etc which are medicines that do not need a prescription. Next is Antagonist H 2 receptor, Prokinetics, PPIs, Antibiotics, and Antidepressants.

Checkout few home remedies

Precaution is always better that cure, you can make use of certain home remedies to deal with dyspepsia on day to day basis. Intake of lemon juice is beneficial in treating dyspepsia. Undigested residue gets flushed out and stops acid influx. Fruits like grapes, pomegranate and pineapple are your stomach’s best friend. Grapes give a relief from stomach heat and a small amount of pineapple juice after meal give relief from dyspepsia. Pomegranate juice taken with portion of honey, work as a tonic. Other beneficial food diets include carrot, mint, fenugreek, aniseed (saunf) and butter milk. The easiest way to get help from dyspepsia is to go on a fruit diet and follow certain measure like do not drink and eat together, eat between intervals, never hurry while eating, do not eat when stressed out, worried or tired.