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What is the treatment for indigestion?

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You might not need any treatment at all. Indigestion often goes away on its own after a few hours -- but let your doctor know if your symptoms get worse.

Any treatment you get will depend on what’s causing your indigestion. You can also do some things on your own to ease your symptoms:

If you don’t feel better after these changes, your doctor may prescribe medications for you.

  • Try not to chew with your mouth open, talk while you chew, or eat too fast. This makes you swallow too much air, which can add to indigestion.
  • Drink beverages after rather than during meals.
  • Avoid late-night eating.
  • Try to relax after meals.
  • Avoid spicy foods.
  • If you smoke, quit.
  • Avoid alcohol.

From: Indigestion WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institutes of Health. 

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

Reviewed by Jaydeep Bhat on February 14, 2019

SOURCES: 

National Institutes of Health. 

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

Reviewed by Jaydeep Bhat on February 14, 2019

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