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INDIGESTION AND HEARTBURN

Indigestion Causes
This is partly caused due to hormonal changes and later the growing womb pressing on the stomach.

Remedies

  • Try eating smaller meals more often.
  • Sit up straight when you are eating as this takes the pressure off your stomach.
  • Avoid foods that cause indigestion problems, e.g., spicy foods, fried foods etc.

Heartburn Causes
Heartburn is a form of indigestion in which a burning sensation extends from the stomach into the throat when acid is released up through the oesophagus. It is due to hormonal effects, which delay passage of food through the stomach, combined with the pressure of the growing baby.

Remedies

  • Sleep well propped up and especially keep your head up by use plenty of pillows.
  • Drink a glass of milk when you have heartburn problem. Keep a glass of milk by your bed in case you wake up with heartburn in the night.
  • In case of too much trouble consult your doctor.
  • Avoid eating or drinking a few hours before going to bed.
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