Every one of us must have suffered from indigestion many times, but for most it is not
People are only a minor nuisance. It occurs most often as a result of overeating
Or eating something that does not suit you for the body that lasts for a relatively short period of time only.
People interpret the word indigestion with different meanings, but it is most often used to describe a sense of discomfort in the stomach
In the middle of the upper abdomen, caused in some way by eating and swallowing, is another well-known symptom of dysentery

• Pain in the chest or abdomen.
• A burning sensation in the chest (heartburn) caused by the reflux of food or liquid from
stomach to the throat or back of the mouth known medically as gastroesophageal reflux.
• Burping gas or air from the mouth.
In such cases, treatment is by taking medication after the pharmacist’s advice, as well as taking the necessary measures
Changes are necessary to reduce the incidence of hardship, but if two weeks have passed and the age is over forty, no
You must see a doctor.

Lifestyle changes:

If you have recently experienced mild, sudden bouts of indigestion, lifestyle changes can help
Follow it to solve the problem:
1. Quit smoking if you are a smoker.
2. Try to lose some weight and increase your exercise.
3. Eat healthy, and reduce the amount of fatty foods.
4. Increase the amount of fiber in your food.
5. Avoid hot spices, salt and vinegar.
6. Reducing drinking tea and coffee.
7. Don’t eat a big meal right before you go to bed.
8. Anxiety and distress affect the way the stomach muscles work, so it is necessary to relax.

Pharmacist’s advice:
• There are many types of indigestion medications that one can buy without a prescription.
• Indigestion medications available in pharmacies
• Classify the drug effect
• Antacids neutralize stomach acid
• Medications that protect the lining of the stomach and esophagus The lining of the stomach and esophagus prevents acid from damaging it
with them
• Antispasmodics relieve tension in the muscles of the stomach wall and reduce flatulence
• Histamine 2 receptor antagonists reduce stomach acid secretion

When do you need to see a doctor?
After 2 weeks your symptoms have not improved and you have any of the following symptoms:
• Unexplained weight loss.
• Loss of appetite.
• Difficulty swallowing.
• Vomiting blood or material that looks like coffee grounds.
• blood in the stool.
• Indigestion while taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Therefore, the doctor performs several tests or one of the following tests to determine the problem:
1. Blood test.
2. Endoscopy.
3. A barium x-ray.
4. Tests for infection with Helicobacter pylori
1. Histology test: (i.e. by taking a sample from the lining of the stomach)
2. Breath test
3. Antibody blood test

Source: Saudi Ministry of Health