Have you ever felt that your stomach becomes tight or bloated after meals? Do you burp frequently? Do you feel that your stomach is heavy and bloated all times? All these symptoms that make you feel uneasy are caused due to gastric problems like indigestion and hyperacidity.
These are most common problems in both, men and women, irrespective of the age. Some people are more prone to indigestion than others due to their overall digestive health. Hyperacidity is largely caused by problems in the digestive tract like underlying conditions or even changes in lifestyle behaviors.
Symptoms of Gastric problems Common symptoms of gastric problems experienced by most people include pain or burning in the upper abdomen, sense of extreme fullness during or after a meal, pain or discomfort in the area below the chest, bloating and belching. Symptoms of gastric issues also includes stomach discomfort arising after full-fledged meals, feeling full quickly, nausea and vomiting. Certainly, indigestion is affecting many people frequently and their daily activities like work and sleep, too.
Causes of Gastric problem
Certain causes that can trigger gastric problems are like excess alcohol, smoking, eating excess junk or spicy food, eating too fast, overeating, eating high-fat foods etc. Unhealthy after-meal habits, sleeping immediately after meals, lack of momentum after feasting or a puff of smoke after meal can also contribute to gastric problems.
It also may be caused by an underlying condition such as diseases like ulcers, GERD, infections, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), gastroparesis, stomach cancer etc. Bacterial infection due to Helicobacter pylori (HP) is commonest cause to get recurring bouts of indigestion.
Certain medications can also cause gastric problems. These medicines may affect the stomach lining or digestive tract. They are pain killers like aspirin, birth control medications, antibiotics, steroids, thyroid medications, etc. Stress, fatigue and emotional upsets such as anxiety can also be a marker to indigestion.
Herbal medicines along with proper sleep and lifestyle changes controls you’re eating habits without any side-effects. Straight forward alterations in the food you eat or changing your daily habits can alleviate pain associated with indigestion. Such herbs for relief from gastric problems are mentioned below.
Jeera helps treat digestive track issues and settles symptoms arising from hyperacidity for quick relief. It is useful against gastrointestinal bacteria Helicobacter pylori (HP) and helps to reduce symptoms like bloating and pain.
Bhringraj is considered to be a super herb for curing digestion problems. Further, this herb also acts as medicine for gas and acidity. Bhringraj also helps relieve symptoms such as bloating and flatulence and improves liver health.
3. Ginger (Shunthi)
Shunthi has been used for centuries to settle the stomach issues and improve digestion. It is excellent digestive tonic. It also helps in relieving bloating and belching.
4. Fennel seed
Like shunthi, fennel has been used for centuries as medicine for gas and acidity. fennel seeds contain oils that relieve nausea and help control gas. Also, chewing and swallowing a spoonful of fennel seeds helps to ease indigestion.
Mulethi is effective to improve the mucous coating of the food pipe, helping it resist the irritating effects of stomach acid. It also sooths burning sensation in hyperacidity and is a good medicine for gas and acidity. It’s useful in regulating bowel habits too.
Amla is mild laxative in nature. Hence it helps relieve bloating and belching. As it helps to maintain digestive health and improve digestive enzymes and reduces acidity.
DIPYA syrup is a safe and effective option for acidity from Charak Pharma. It is a single comprehensive remedy and acts as medicine for gas and acidity. DIPYA not only reduces the acid secretion but also strengthens the mucosal defences. Amalaki in DIPYA reduces the excessive secretion of stomach acid. Shatavari increases mucosal defences while Draksha is protects internal lining of stomach.
Using herbs mentioned above along with DIPYA syrup of Charak Pharma helps to confidently counterstrike digestive problems.