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Dyspepsia Symptoms and Causes

Dyspepsia is the indigestion, digestion problem. Possible symptoms of this condition include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain,fullness after the meal or appetite loss, heartburn and flatulence. Sometimes,patients experience unpleasant smell and taste in the mouth and some tonguecoatings. Most of the patients have problems with constipation.

Different mistakes with the food cause dyspepsia. It couldbe the overeating, eating the wrong kind of the food, or eating food in a hurrythat causes indigestion. Some food might decay or be undercooked and they alsomay be the cause of dyspepsia.

Smoking, alcohol overuse, sleeping problems, not enoughexercise, and sometimes extreme emotions, such as anger, fear or jealousy could alsocause dyspepsia.


Fruits are beneficial to dyspepsia. Lemon is especiallygood, because it prevents the formation of the acid and maintains a healthy appetite.

Grapes, pineapple and pomegranate juice may also ease theindigestion symptoms. Use it as it is or make some juice out of the fruit.

Try to chew 1g of ginger with some rock salt. It is said tobe one of the best solution for chronic dyspepsia.

Garlic and vitamins B are also recommended to be used in indigestionproblems.

Diet for Indigestion

Dyspepsia may be treated with a five-days-fruit diet. Eat threefruit meals a day, combining all kinds of fresh juicy fruits. You might use: melon,peaches, grapefruits, apples, pears, pineapples, grapes or oranges, but avoidall dried, tinned or stewed fruit.

In some severe cases of indigestion, specialists recommendto fast for three days and after that to use the fruits for another 5 days.

After the fruits, you might proceed with some lightly cookedvegetables, buttermilk and juicy fruits for 10 days. Also, you can use yogurtand cottage cheese. Sometimes, the fruit diet should be repeated once or twicea month, depending on a severity of indigestion.

Some food should be avoided whenever possible, because itmay provoke the dyspepsia. Avoid: spices, vinegar, pickles, pulses, potato,rice and cheese. All processed food is not good for you, also. Do not usecigarettes, alcohol, tea or coffee.


Sometimes, just eating right food the right way helps. Try toavoid eating and drinking at the same time. Eat slowly and try not to overloadthe stomach. Don’t eat if you don’t feel hungry, or if you feel worried, it mayaffect your digestion. Don’t mix too many things on your plate, and do not mixand eat raw vegetables and raw fruits together. They need different enzymes tobe processed and this might upset your stomach.

Drink enough fluid and use at least 6 glasses of waterevery day. Cold hipbath, wet abdomen pack and yoga practice might be beneficialin the long run to fight the indigestion.

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