What does it feel like, what brings it on, and how can you ease the unpleasant feeling?
Indigestion is pain or discomfort in the upper part of your stomach.
This problem affects many people, but usually, the symptoms are quite mild.
There is still some uncertainty over this, but it may be caused by stomach acid coming into contact with the sensitive, protective lining of your digestive system.
These are some of the symptoms to look out for:
Bloated? – Discomfort of feeling full after you’ve eaten
Feeling sick - Like feeling nauseated
Passing of wind – Together with the sensation of trapped wind
Heartburn - a burning sensation in the chest
THE AVERAGE TIME SYMPTOMS LAST IS AROUND 2.5 HOURS*
Still have questions? If so, or your symptoms are getting worse, please speak to your GP or a local pharmacist.
Looking for effective ways to prevent and treat this common condition?
There are several steps your doctor might recommend to help ease your symptoms:
Be drink aware - Cut down on your tea, coffee, sugary drinks and alcohol
Change sleeping position – Prop your head and shoulders up in bed to help keep stomach acid down while you sleep
Avoid food before bedtime - Stop eating 3-4 hours before you go to sleep
Cut down on certain foods - Reduce rich, spicy or fatty foods in your diet
Stop smoking – Aside from easing indigestion, this has many other health benefits
Weight control - Lose excess weight and try to do more exercise
Gaviscon Double Action gets to work instantly, soothing in just 3 minutes, and lasting for up to 4 hours. It works in two ways:
Creates a barrier – Gaviscon forms a barrier or raft on top of your stomach contents in seconds. This is because it contains an alginate.
Gaviscon Double Action is available in original liquid formulation, liquid sachets and chewable tablets.
Article published January 1st, 2020