PlumSmart digestive disorders - constipation
Upset stomach, indigestion, dyspepsia-no matter what you call it, it's not fun. Indigestion may be caused by digestive conditions such as ulcers or GERD or certain medications. More commonly, indigestion is caused by diet and lifestyle patterns such as :
  • Overeating
  • Eating too fast
  • Eating too many high-fat foods
  • Eating in stressful environments
  • Smoking
  • Drinking too much alcohol
  • Stress

  • Often, the best way to address indigestion is by simply avoiding the foods or situations which seem to cause it. Here are some diet and lifestyle tips to help avoid indigestion:
  • Avoid late-night eating
  • Avoid exercising on a full stomach
  • Try drinking fluids after meals, rather than during
  • Eat slowly
  • Stop smoking

  • Because some people have indigestion not caused by diet and lifestyle (functional or nonulcer dyspepsia), it is important to consult your doctor for proper treatment.