What is the difference between Indigestion and Heart burn?

What is the difference between Indigestion and Heart burn?
February 20 11:10 2018 by admin Print This Article

Many people think that indigestion and heartburn are the same things but quite often heartburn is one of the symptoms of indigestion.

Causes of indigestion
• Eating too much
• Eating too fast
• Too much coffee or alcohol
• Eating fatty or spicy foods

Causes of heartburn
• Coffee or alcohol
• Medication
• Carbonated drinks
• Chocolate
• Acidic juices
• Acidic foods
Symptoms of indigestion
• Feeling of discomfort
• Pain in upper abdomen
• Nausea
• Burping
• Flatulence

Symptoms of heartburn
• Difficulty in swallowing
• Chronic cough
• Burning in upper abdomen
• Persistent sore throat
• Regurgitation of foodstuff with a taste of acid in the throat
• Persistent hoarseness or laryngitis.
Treatment for indigestion
• Eat small meals, more frequently
• Don’t lie down immediately after eating
• Don’t smoke
• Reduce coffee and alcohol
• Don’t wear clothes that are too tight fitting around the chest
 Treatment for heartburn
• Don’t eat late night snacks
• If on medication, consult doctor about acidity
• Sip water to keep pH levels in your mouth level
• Have a glass of water with a pinch of baking soda
• Avoid acidic foods and juices
• Avoid coffee and alcohol
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  1. palak
    July 01, 13:32 #1 palak

    nice content..

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