Definition and symptoms
When a person has a surfeit presents symptoms that may be heaviness and stomach pain, dry tongue, lack of desire to eat, constipation or diarrhea, vomiting, heartburn, gas in the abdomen, abdominal distension, tiredness, weakness, headache and leg pain.
In more severe cases can cause biliary colic, manifested by pain in the right upper abdomen (stomach and liver mouth), usually radiating to the back quadrant. This pain may last about 2-4 hours and then disappear completely. It is produced by the contraction of the gallbladder, trying to expel bile, when a calculation is located in the neck of the gallbladder preventing the flow of bile. Other symptoms may include chills, fever, jaundice (yellowing of the skin and mucous membranes), which usually occur as complications of cholelithiasis.
Causes of indigestion
The most common causes are eating fatty foods, fried foods, meats, without a normal pace, too fast or too slow, drinking coffee and smoking, alcohol, late nights, stress, anxiety, taking antibiotics or painkillers, etc.
Eating on the move, with the TV on, reading the newspaper or loud music can also cause the problem.
Preventive measures include:
- Avoid fatty foods, spicy, fried foods, aerated beverages, caffeine and alcohol.
- Foods that produce acidity in addition to the above, chocolate, onions and tomatoes.
- Avoid large amounts of food.
- Try to chew food slowly and completely.
- Avoid increasing all activities that favor swallow air, such as smoking, chewing gum, eating
- quickly, or soft drinks.
- You should not go to bed before 2 hours after a meal or dinner.
- Manage your stress.
- The precise hours sleep.
- household measures:
- Lemon juice in warm water three times a day.
- Soda water several times a day.
- Seeds of anise or chamomile.
- Blockers acidity.
- Intestinal motility promoters.