Many people experience indigestion after eating or drinking too much. It’s an all-too-common occurrence of discomfort in your upper abdomen when you overindulge in food or drink. But, how do you get rid of indigestion when it hits? You shouldn’t have to suffer through indigestion. Try these simple remedies, and you should feel better in no time.
Drink Some Tea.
Herbal teas, like peppermint or caraway, have been known to help relieve symptoms of indigestion. That’s because they contain natural anti-inflammatory properties. So put on the kettle and pour yourself a nice, hot cup of tea.
Seek Natural Indigestion Remedies.
Another way to treat your indigestion is to try traditional methods – something your grandmother may have done back in the day. Try sucking on sugared ginger, drinking apple cider vinegar, making a baking soda concoction, or sampling some licorice. While they may not get rid of your indigestion, they may help relieve your discomfort.
Turn to Pepto Bismol.
For fast relief of indigestion due to overindulgence of food or drink, grab your bottle (or chewables, caplets or liquicaps) of Pepto Bismol. From the makers of the #1 Pharmacist Recommended Upset Stomach Brand†, Pepto is clinically proven to be effective on upper gastrointestinal symptoms, like indigestion. Simply take as directed for relief fast.
Take It Easy.
Whichever method you choose, it’s important to stay hydrated and relaxed. Give your body time to recuperate. Indigestion typically goes away over time. Try to distract yourself if possible and wait it out. If symptoms last for longer than 24 hours, your indigestion could be a sign of a more serious condition, and you should consult a doctor.
Make Lifestyle Changes.
If you’re tired of getting indigestion, you can take steps to prevent it from happening. Quit smoking. Limit your alcohol intake. Skip spicy foods. Try not to eat late at night. All these activities can cause or aggravate indigestion, so avoiding or limiting them can help set you up for success.
†Based on Pharmacy Times 2018 Survey (Upset Stomach Remedies Category)