Indigestion, as well as the other problems in the digestive system, is more a condition or disorder than an illness. Indigestion affects the upper part of the stomach and includes all those uncomfortable symptoms, such as the state of being full, the pain or/and burning of the abdomen. The less common are bloating and the feeling of the possible vomiting.
The people who have faster metabolism and those who are used to eat more slowly and chew every bite at least 20 times are not likely to suffer from this disorder. Also, the people who are used to exercise on a daily basis, and those who can minimize and avoid the stressful situations have a tendency to maintain a good and balanced digestion. It is good to mention here that the drugs like Aspirin should be avoided, because they can provoke the irritation of the stomach lining.
The best way to treat this condition is to try to deal with it by changing the life habits. So, first of all, it is recommendable to solve the problem natural way. But if it fails to help, there are some remedies and the medications that can be bought in pharmacies. They are usually focused on the decreasing of the stomach acid. The most common negative side effects are diarrhea and constipation.
The Antacids will be probably prescribed firstly. Their substitute can be the similar, H-2-receptor antagonists, but they have such a fast effect and one of their negative effects could be bleeding, an urge to vomit, and even the pain in the head. A lot of side effects are also related to the Proton pump inhibitors, which are suitable for the people that suffer from other gastrointestinal problems.
The Prokinetics are designed for those people whose stool leaves the body more slowly. And, finally, the antibiotics and antidepressants are also recommendable, but not as frequently as the mentioned medications. An antibiotic is introduced in the treatment only when the condition of the indigestion is provoked by the bacteria that affect the digestion system, also known as Helicobacter pylori. Also, the antidepressants are prescribed only if none of the mentioned medications worked. They actually treat the consequence, relieving the pain, and that is why they are not on the top of this list. The negative effects that are closely related to the use of this kind of medications are the urge for vomiting and sweating during the sleep, among others.