Indigestion also known as Dyspepsia is a pain or discomfort in your chest or stomach. This usually comes on soon after eating or drinking. You might feel bloated or sick and you may have a burning sensation high up in your tummy. It often happens when things you eat, such as spicy or fatty food, produce too much acid in your stomach, causing irritation, inflammation and pain. Indigestion is a common problem that affects many people but in most cases it is mild and only occurs occasionally.
Indigestion is caused by stomach acid coming into contact with the sensitive protective lining of the digestive system. The stomach acid breaks down the lining leading to irritation and inflammation (soreness and swelling). This causes the symptoms of indigestion.In most cases indigestion is related to eating though it can be caused by other aspects such as smoking, drinking alcohol or taking certain medications.
Some of your discomfort may be trapped wind. Certain foods, fizzy drinks or swallowing too much air when you eat can make tiny air bubbles build up in your stomach and lower intestine. You may benefit from our Wind-eze product, which offers fast relief from bloating.
Heartburn can be a symptom of indigestion, or it can strike on its own. It’s a burning feeling deep in your chest, and happens when your stomach acid rises up into your food pipe (oesophagus). This is often called acid reflux. The acid irritates the lining of your food pipe, causing a burning pain below your breastbone.
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Digestion problems are not just about what you eat. Your lifestyle can play a big part too. For advice on how to look after yourself, read our tips on preventing indigestion and heartburn.