What Is It?
Indigestion (dyspepsia) is pain or a discomfort in the upper abdomen or tummy. It can come with feeling full of wind, burping or feeling sick, or sometimes heartburn, where acid comes back from the stomach into the gullet (oesophagus).
What Causes Indigestion?
Stomach acid irritating and inflaming the protective lining of the stomach.
Mealtimes, alcohol, medication such as nonsteroidal anti inflammatory painkillers, smoking, stomach infections.
How Can The Symptoms Be Improved?
If it happens frequently or is painful ensure you see your GP, as the underlying cause can be investigated.
- Antacid medication may help ease the discomfort
- Stop smoking
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Avoid eating late or lying down too soon after meals
- Meadowsweet or slippery elm tea calm inflammation
- Aloe vera gel taking regularly by mouth can calm and reduce problem in the digestive system
- Probiotics may correct an imbalance in the gut “flora” easing digestion and symptoms
Improve your digestion eating regular, well balanced meals not too large and avoid fluids at mealtimes. Chew your food well, and reduce overall inake of sugar and refined carbohydrates.
How Can inCleanse Help?
A healthy well functioning colon improves digestion, and colonic hydrotherapy (colonic irrigation) may be effective in this as well as easing symptoms. The muscular layer of the colon needs to push contents along, have effective action and good tone, to prevent constipation / hard pieces of constipated stool (poo) becoming lodged. The longer waste spends in the colon, the more bacteria will multiply, creating excess wind, toxins and the risk of other symptoms developing.
inCleanse can give individual dietary and lifestyle advice with the aim of improving not just colon health, but overall health and wellbeing.