top button
    Connect to us
      Facebook Login
      Site Registration Why to Join

    Most popular tags
    diabetes home remedies pregnancy fertility infertility healthcare type 2 sugar levels causes symptoms sperm community doc conception eyes type 1 dental care treatment uterine yoga menstrual
Print Preview

Indigestion: Symptoms, Causes and Home Remedies

0 votes
32 views

indigestion

Indigestion is a functional disease in which the gastrointestinal organs, especially stomach and small intestine fail to function normally. Symptoms of indigestion may fluctuate in their frequency and intensity.

 

Symptoms

 

  • Feeling full, even though you haven't eaten your entire meal, is an early symptom of indigestion.
  • Abdominal bloating is often caused by indigestion.
  • Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and belching are also signs of indigestion.
  • You may also feel an uncomfortable heat or burning sensation in the upper abdomen (between your navel and the bottom of your breast bone).
  • You may also experience an acidic taste in your mouth.
  •  

Causes

 

  • Eating too quickly or over consumption of food may cause indigestion.
  • Poor diet, eating fatty, spicy, or greasy foods also causes indigestion.
  • Smoking, alcohol consumption, carbohydrated beverages also contribute to indigestion.
  • Certain medications, pain killers, antibiotics, and iron supplements also result in indigestion.
  • Several digestive conditions such as gastritis, gallstones, peptic ulcers, stomach constipation lead to indigestion.

 

Home Remedies To Cure Indigestion

 

Apple Cider Vinegar

 

  • Though apple cider vinegar is acidic in nature, it also has an alkalizing effect, which helps to resolve indigestion.
  • Add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and one teaspoon of honey to a cup of water. Drink this two to three times daily.
  •  

Fennel Seeds

 

  • Fennel seeds are very helpful if indigestion is caused by eating spicy and fatty foods.
  • Regularly consume half a teaspoon of fennel seed powder(dry roasted and grinded) along with water.
  • Another option is, you can add 2 teaspoons of fennel seed powder to a cup of boiling water and drink it as a morning tea.
  •  

Ginger

ginger

  • Ginger helps to digest your food by stimulating flow of enzymes and digestive juices. Ginger is helpful especially if the indigestion is caused by overeating.
  • Consume the mixture of 2 teaspoons of ginger juice, a pinch of salt, black salt, and one teaspoon of lemon juice. You can also add this mixture to water and drink it.
  • Add ginger to your daily diet whenever possible.

Baking Soda

 

  • Baking soda is an effective remedy for indigestion as it acts as an antacid.
  • Add half a teaspoon of baking soda to half a cup of water. Stir and drink it.

 

Cumin Seeds

cumin seeds

  • Cumin seeds stimulate secretion of pancreatic enzymes that help digestion.
  • Add ¼ teaspoon each of black pepper and cumin seeds to a glass of buttermilk. Drink it 2-3 times daily until you get relief.
posted Apr 12 by Shahid R

  Promote This Article
Facebook Share Button Twitter Share Button Google+ Share Button LinkedIn Share Button Multiple Social Share Button

Related Articles
0 votes

irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder. IBS affects the large intestine which in turn causes discomfort. Sometimes, IBS needs long term treatment.

 

Symptoms

 

  • A person having IBS may get sudden urge to have bowel movements.
  • Discomfort and abdominal pain are also signs of  irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Frequent stools and loose stools are often caused by  IBS.
  • You may also feel that you're not able to completely empty bowel.
  • You may notice changes in the way your stool looks.
  • Mucus in stools is also common when you have IBS.
  • Gas or bloated feeling are also common symptoms of IBS.
  •  

Causes

 

  • Problems with brain-gut signals may cause irritable bowel syndrome. Brain gut signal is signals between your brain, and the nerves of your gut, or large/small intestines.
  • Bacterial infections in the gastrointestinal tract also cause IBS.
  • Some amount of bacteria always live in our small intestine. However, if they over grow and increase in number, they will produce excess gas and this may lead to IBS.
  • Poor diet, eating fatty, spicy, and carbohydrate rich foods also causes IBS.
  • Hormonal changes, stress, and psychological issues may also lead to IBS.
  • Some medications, such as antibiotics may contribute to IBS.
  •  

Home Remedies To Cure Irritable Bowel Syndrome 

 

Yogurt

Yogurt

  • Yogurt is an excellent remedy for IBS as it contains friendly bacteria known as live cultures. They provide a protection layer to the intestine and aid generate lactic acid to flush the toxins out from the body.
  • Eat yogurt several times a day until you notice improvement.
  • Alternatively, you can add half a teaspoon of psyllium (available at drug stores) to a cup of yogurt and consume it one hour after your meals.
  •  

Ginger

 

  • Ginger relieves your stomach from bloating and gas. It also helps reduce inflammation in the intestines.
  • Add half a teaspoon of freshly grated ginger to a cup of water. Boil it for 10 minutes, strain and add honey. Drink it 2-3 times a day.
  • You can also eat small pieces of ginger with 1 teaspoon of honey before having your heavy meal.
  •  

Fennel Seeds

 

  • Fennel seed is another remedy for reducing intestinal spasms and bloating that are associated with IBS.
  • Add one-half spoon of fennel seeds to a cup of boiling water. Steep it for 5-10 minutes, strain and drink it 2-3 times a day.

 

Bananas

bananas

  • Bananas are rich in potassium and they help relieve gas and bloating. Bananas also help treat diarrhea.
  • Eat 1-2 ripe bananas daily.

 

 

 

 

0 votes

fever

Fever is the elevation of body temperature. Body temperature is considered elevated if the temperature goes above the normal oral measurement of 98.6˚F or the normal rectal measurement of 99˚F. However, fever is not considered medically significant until the temperature reaches 100.4˚F. If the body temperature is below 100. 4˚F, then it is considered as low-grade fever. Fever is contagious only if it is caused by viral or bacterial infection.

 

Symptoms

 

  • The main symptom of fever is shivering and feeling cold when nobody else does.
  • Headache and aching muscles/joints may also be signs of fever.
  • Dehydration is another indication that your immune system is getting weaker.
  • Weakness and dizziness are often caused by fever.
  • Loss of appetite is very common when you are suffering from fever.
  • You may also notice excessive sweating when you have elevated temperature.
  •  

Causes

 

  • Viruses and bacteria are the most common reasons for fever.
  • Typical infections that cause fever include those of throat, ear, lung, bladder, and more.
  • Some medications also make you feel feverish.
  • Fever can also be caused by excessive exposure of the skin to sunlight.

 

Home Remedies To Cure Fatigue

 

Water

drink water

  • Soak a clean cloth in cold water, squeeze out the excess water and then sponge your hands, groin, feet, and armpit. This will help you reduce your body temperature.
  • You can also place a damp cloth on your forehead. Change the cloth pieces regularly after few minutes. This method is beneficial to bring down your temperature if you've high fever.

 

Basil

basil

  • Basil acts as an antibiotic and it will help reduce fever quickly.
  • Add 20 basil leaves and a teaspoon of crushed ginger to a cup of water, boil them until the solution gets reduced to half. Then add little honey to this solution and drink it 2-3 times daily for three days.
  •  

Ginger

 

  • Ginger is a natural antiviral and antibacterial agent. It helps to expel the heat and reduce the body temperature.
  • Drink ginger tea by adding a half teaspoon of crushed ginger to a cup of boiling water.
  • You can also mix  one teaspoon of ginger juice with one teaspoon of honey and lemon juice. Consume this 3-4 times a day.

 

Turmeric

turmeric

  • Turmeric has antiviral, antifungal, anti bacterial, and antioxindant properties. This helps your body to fight any infection.
  • Add half a teaspoon of turmeric powder and one-fourth teaspoon of pepper powder to a cup of hot milk. Drink this mixture twice a day.
0 votes

flu

Flu is an infectious respiratory disease caused by a virus called influenza. Flu can be dangerous if left untreated, and at times can lead to death. You can prevent flu by getting a flu shot(vaccination) every year.

 

Symptoms

 

  • Most common symptoms of flue include fever or feeling chills.
  • Cough and sore throat may also indicate that you've caught infection.
  • Flu also makes a person feel fatigue.
  • You may experience headache and muscle ache if you're suffering from flu.
  • Vomiting and diarrhea are also signs of flu. However, this is more common in children than adults.
  •  

Causes

 

  • Flu is caused by influenza virus. There are three types of influenza viruses, including type A, B, and C.
  • Type B influenza viruses are most commonly circulated among humans while type A are found mostly in different animals, including chickens, pigs, and ducks.
  • Influenza viruses spread from a infected person to a healthy person through coughing and sneezing.
  • Sometimes people get infected by touching a contaminated surface and then touching their nose or mouth.

 

Home Remedies To Cure Fatigue

Honey

honey

  • Honey has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. It helps to reduce flu symptoms by boosting the immune system.
  • Add a tablespoon of honey to a glass of warm water and drink it several times a day.
  • You can also mix equal amount of honey and onion juice and consume one teaspoon of this mixture thrice a day.

 

Ginger

ginger

  • Ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and it helps to treat the various symptoms of flu.
  • Drink ginger tea by adding a half teaspoon of crushed ginger to a cup of boiling water.
  • You can also eat small pieces of fresh ginger several times a day.
  •  

Lemon

 

  • Lemon's antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal properties help to weaken flu viruses.
  • Add some lemon juice and one tablespoon of rum and honey to a cup of boiling water. Drink this mixture twice a day.
  • Put one chopped lemon into a cup of boiling water. Let it boil for another 5-10 mins, inhale this steam 3-4 times a day until you feel better.

 

Garlic

garlic

  • Garlic can work like a magic for flu as it has got antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, and antiseptic properties.
  • Add chopped pieces of 2-3 garlic cloves into a cup of hot water. Let it boil for 5-10 mins, strain the water and then drink it. Repeat this 3-4 times a day.
  • You can also consume a teaspoon of garlic juice with water or chew one raw garlic 3-4 times a day.
+1 vote

vomiting

Vomiting is not usually a sign of something serious happening in your body but is the forceful removal of stuff from the stomach which the body has been unable to digest. Very rarely does vomiting indicate something major to be concerned about.

Symptoms

  • Abdominal pain is an indicator that the body is rejecting something.
  • Diarrhea accompanied with vomiting is a sign of food poisoning.
  • Fever is another sign that indicates that the stomach has not been able to accept something.
  • Feeling light headed is very common when one feels like throwing up.
  • Dry mouth is often caused because of vomiting
  • Vertigo often causes vomiting.

Causes

  • Food poisoning is a reason why a person vomits as the stomach is rejecting some food that the person has eaten.
  • Early stages of pregnancy cause vomiting as the body is going through changes and especially hormonal changes.
  • Motion sickness often causes throwing up and many people suffer from sea sickness too which makes them take out everything forcefully.
  • Many antibiotics cause the person taking them to vomit as they are heavy dosages and the body is not used to them.
  • Stress caused due to emotional factors and also experiencing intense pain cause the stomach to throw out whatever there is in it.
  • There are a number of illnesses and diseases such as gall bladder, flu, heart attacks, ulcers and so on which induce a person to puke.

Home remedies to cure vomiting

Water

  • A person who is vomiting should make it a point to drink plenty of water as a lot of water is lost when one vomits and there is a very high chance of getting dehydrated. 
  • This can lead to further problems. Water helps maintain the balance of fluid in the body.

Ginger

  • Crush a piece of ginger, around one inch in size, and add it to water. Let it rest for 15 minutes and drink it immediately. It will cure the nausea.
  • Make ginger tea with honey and lime. It helps in treating vomiting too.

Mint leaves

mint leaves

  • Chew a handful of mint leaves cools the stomach and removes the irritation from the gut and esophagus.
  • You can make a tea by boiling mint leaves in hot water. Drink it with lemon and honey. You can have the same cold too.
  • Add mint to salads and foods.

Cinnamon

cinnamon

  • The properties present in cinnamon instantly cure indigestion. Hence of vomiting is caused because of improper digestion cinnamon will definitely help.
  • Mix cinnamon in your food, especially tea or coffee. You can also make a weak cinnamon tea or just have a bit of the powder.

Salt and sugar

salt and sugar water

  • A tablespoon of sugar along with a pinch of salt added to a glass of water treats the imbalance created because of vomiting. Do this 2-3 times a day to prevent loss of fluids.
  • It also triggers off bile juices to get to work and prevent the root cause of indigestion.

Lemon juice

  • Lemons have the essential vitamins and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, vitamin C and B. This helps in restoring the properties lost from the body due to throwing up. 
  • Hence drinking a glass of water with lemon juice added to it is a great cure.
0 votes

menstrual stomach ache

Menstrual stomach ache, also known as menstrual cramps, are painful sensation felt in the lower stomach. Menstrual stomach ache can occur during period or before the period. Primary dysmenorrhea and secondary dysmenorrhea are the two types of menstrual cramps. Primary dysmenorrhea is very common and there is no underlying problem that is causing this pain. However, secondary dysmenorrhea is due to disorder in reproductive organs.

 

Symptoms

 

  • Cramping, throbbing pain is one of the main symptoms of menstrual stomach ache.
  • Pain in thighs and lower back.
  • Nausea or vomiting are also often caused by menstrual stomach ache.
  • You may also experience dizziness and headache.
  • You may notice loose stools.
  • Sweating and light-headedness are also common when you have menstrual stomach ache.

 

Causes

 

  • Menstrual cramps or stomach ache are usually caused by uterus contraction.
  • Sometimes, substances known as leukotrienes are also raised during period and they may cause menstrual stomach ache.
  • Several medical conditions such as endometriosis, adenomyosis, uterine fibroids, pelvic inflammatory disease, cervical stenosis cause menstrual stomach ache.

 

Home Remedies To Cure  Menstrual stomach ache

 

Ginger

 

  • Ginger is an excellent remedy for menstrual stomach ache. It is helpful in lowering the levels of pain-causing prostaglandins.
  • Add some grated ginger to a cup of boiling water and leave it for 5 minutes. Strain it and add little lemon juice and honey. Drink this mixture 2-3 times during menstruation.
    •  

Basil

Basil

  • Basil can effectively reduce menstrual stomach ache and cramps. It contains caffeic acid which has pain-killing properties.
  • Mix one tablespoon of basil leaves to a cup of boiling water. Close the container tightly and allow it to cool down. Strain it and drink several times in a day to ease your pain.
  • Another option is, crush some basil leaves and extract the juice. Add 2 teaspoons of basil juice to a cup of warm water. Drink it 3 times a day during menstruation.
  •  

Cinnamon

 

  • Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory, anti-clotting, and antispasmodic properties that can ease menstrual stomach ache. It is also a rich source of iron, fibre, calcium, and manganese.
  • Add ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon powder to a cup of hot water. Let it settle for 5 minutes. Add little honey to this and drink it. Drink 2-3 cups of this mixture one or two days before your period starts.

Fennel

fennel

  • Fennel's antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and phytoestrogenic property relieves menstrual cramping.
  • Add one teaspoon of fennel seeds to a cup of boiling water. Strain it after five minutes, add honey and drink twice daily starting 2-3 days before the period start date.

 

 

We don't provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. See additional information.
...