If you have been experiencing the irritating and unpleasant sensation of indigestion lately, then you will want to prevent it from happening too often. There are many causes of indigestion, including eating too quickly or even emotional trauma. Whatever the cause, it’s uncomfortable. Luckily, herbs can help.
Common Causes of Indigestion
It’s important to understand what causes indigestion and when and you should consider seeking medical advice. Typically, indigestion occurs after eating. The symptoms include a burning sensation in the upper part of the stomach as well as belching, feelings of nauseous, and stomach bloating. We tend to think of indigestion as being the actual problem, but it can be indicative of ulcers, gallbladder disease, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It can be quite frightening when the symptoms start but this is when it is time to reach for the herbs.
If symptoms continue, it is important to ensure that there are no underlying health issues. Often, people find that they have eaten too fast, consumed too much alcohol, or eaten too many overly greasy foods. These could be enough to trigger the symptoms.
Other symptoms include:
- Feeling nauseous
- An acidic taste
- Growling stomach
- Feeling overly full after eating
- Abdominal pain
Indigestion is called dyspepsia. If you are under a great deal of stress, you may find that the symptoms start to increase. Also make sure to watch your eating patterns. If you talk while eating, then it’s easy to swallow too much air, which can create the sensation of bloating. You may find you belch even more. Heartburn often the occurs at the same time and this is where a burning sensation appears deep in the chest and the cause is stomach acid rising into the esophagus.