You follow unhealthy eating habits until you’ll experience indigestion. You know you are suffering from indigestion when you’re constantly burping, your stomach feels heavy, you have excessive gas, you have an acidic taste in your mouth, or you feel a burning sensation in your stomach area. If you’re going through a stressful situation, these symptoms will get worse as stressful situations can easily upset your digestive system.
Anybody can fall victim to indigestion as it depends on the person’s lifestyle if they develop indigestion or not. Something as simple as eating your food too quickly can cause you to start suffering from indigestion problems.
Reduce stress in your life by getting enough sleep, rest, and getting involved in relaxation techniques like yoga. Instead of eating one big meal in one sitting, eat several small meals at different intervals throughout the day. Increase the amount of water you drink and stay away from eating chocolate if you can.
Of course, there are plenty of antacids you can purchase over the counter to treat yourself. However, taking antacids every day, numerous times every day can do more harm than good due to side effects. Home remedies don’t cause side effects and are sometimes more effective than antacids.
That’s right, eating a dill pickle throughout the day can help ease your indigestion symptoms quickly. It is the vinegar in the pickle that reduces gas and stops symptoms from getting worse. So even if you don’t like to eat pickles, you can just suck out the vinegar to get the benefits. The vinegar will push the acid back into your stomach by telling your stomach to stop producing more hydrochloric acid.
Most people already have a box of baking soda handy to their home. It is the systemic alkalizer compound found in baking soda that stops stomach acid caused by indigestion. If you have any kidney or intestinal problems, you shouldn’t use this baking soda home remedy.
To make the baking soda treatment, you’ll need to add 1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda to a cup of water and stir it properly. Once the bubbles go away, drink the mixture as quickly as you can. If you don’t feel better within ten minutes, then make the mixture again, but this time add a little vinegar to it. You should feel immediate relief from your indigestion symptoms after a heavy meal.
The vitamin C found in lemons make it an excellent home remedy for indigestion problems. Vitamin C will give your body’s immune system a boost to help keep indigestion acids under control. As soon as you feel indigestion coming on make some refreshing lemon water and watch your indigestion go away in a couple hours.
To make your lemon water only add a 1/4 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice to a cup of water. Drink the lemon water and you should get immediate relief from symptoms. If you don’t have enough lemons to squeeze a 1/4 cup of lemon juice just add the juice of one lemon to the water and drink.
If you use these home remedies, and you don’t start to see relief from your symptoms it might be because your indigestion is just an underlying cause of a bigger problem like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or gallbladder disease. You should seek medical advice from your doctor if symptoms persist.