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Indigestion

Indigestion is a common condition and most often it is not an illnesson its own but rather a result of an underlying illness. No matter what the cause, indigestion can be quite a discomfort and at times, disrupt our normal routine. This section offers a wide range of options for relief from indigestion to help you feel normal again. Signs you may be suffering from indigestion Causes Treatment Prevention

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Page updated 06/04/18 12:47:36 p.m.
Ethics Heartburn & Acid Reflux Omeprazole 20mg 28pk
Ethics Heartburn & Acid Reflux Omeprazole 20mg 28pk
SKU 2651343
$22.99 NZD
For short-term relief of reflux-like symptoms (eg. heartburn). Take one capsule daily.
Losec Extra 20mg Tablets 14 Tablets
Losec Extra 20mg Tablets 14 Tablets
SKU 2375931
$45.99 NZD
Losec (Omeprazole 20mg) is used for the relief of reflux-like symptoms heartburn or regurgitation. Losec works by decreasing the amount of acid made by the stomach, giving relief from acid reflux symptoms.
Losec Extra 20mg Tablets 28
Losec Extra 20mg Tablets 28
SKU 2423235
$76.50 NZD
Take Losec Extra 20mg for long term treatment of the symptoms of gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions due to overproduction of acid in the stomach. It also promotes healing of damages in your esophagus as caused by too much stomach acid.
Sanderson ProbioFX Gut Restore 14 Chewable Tablets
Sanderson ProbioFX Gut Restore 14 Chewable Tablets
SKU 2432307
$19.50 NZD
A potent probiotic, Sanderson ProBioFx Gut Restore contains 11 billion good BB-12 bacteria in each tablet. This scientifically researched probiotic may assist in restoring a healthy balance to the gut and bowel after a course of antibiotics or after going through a gastrointestinal upset.
Losec 10mg Tablets 14 Tablets
Losec 10mg Tablets 14 Tablets
SKU 2335107
$35.99 NZD
Losec (Omeprazole 10mg) is used for the relief of reflux-like symptoms heartburn or regurgitation. Losec works by decreasing the amount of acid made by the stomach, giving relief from acid reflux symptoms.
Dr Reddy Omeprazole 20mg 14 Tablets
Dr Reddy Omeprazole 20mg 14 Tablets
SKU 2364387
$22.99 NZD
Omeprazole Dr R 20mg 14s
Gaviscon Dual Action Peppermint Chewable Tablets 16 Tablets
Gaviscon Dual Action Peppermint Chewable Tablets 16 Tablets
SKU 2338556
$10.99 NZD
Buy Gaviscon Dual Action 16 Tablet online at a great price. Click or Call 0800 000 980 to order. Most orders ships in 1 - 2 business days.
Gaviscon Dual Action Peppermint Chewable Tablets 48 Tablets
Gaviscon Dual Action Peppermint Chewable Tablets 48 Tablets
SKU 2513455
$25.50 NZD
Effectively reduces excess stomach acid and provides relief from discomfort.
Gaviscon Peppermint Tablets 24 Tablets
Gaviscon Peppermint Tablets 24 Tablets
SKU 2114453
$10.99 NZD
Gaviscon Peppermint Tablets 24s come in a chewable tablet, You keep them in a pocket sized handy pack perfect for keeping in your handbag or in the car.
Gaviscon Liquid Peppermint 600ml
Gaviscon Liquid Peppermint 600ml
SKU 2474786
$30.99 NZD
Offers fast and long lasting relief from symptoms associated with heartburn and indigestion.
De Gas 24 Capsules
De Gas 24 Capsules
SKU 218316
$11.99 NZD
De Gas Capsules 24 provides relief from pressure and discomfort experienced because of the build-up of natural wind in the body.
Gaviscon Aniseed Liquid 600ml
Gaviscon Aniseed Liquid 600ml
SKU 2474794
$30.99 NZD
Gaviscon Aniseed Liquid 600ml
Dr Reddy Omeprazole 20mg 28 Capsules
Dr Reddy Omeprazole 20mg 28 Capsules
SKU 2468778
$40.99 NZD
  • Belongs to a group of medicines called proton pump inhibitors
  • Contains active substance omeprazole
  • Works to reduce the amount of acid that the stomach produces

Signs you may be suffering from indigestion

The most common signs include: belching, heartburn, bloating and nausea, acid reflux, abdominal pain, acid taste in the mouth, growling stomach discomfort, constipation or diarrhea and decreased appetite.

What causes indigestion?

The causes of indigestion can be categorised into 3 parts: underlying disease, medication and lifestyle.

Underlying Diseases

According to webmd.com, the following illnesses can be associated with indigestion: Ulcers, GERD, stomach cancer, gastroparesis (a condition where the stomach doesn't empty properly, a common condition among people with diabetes), stomach infections, irritable bowel syndrome, pancreatitis (an inflamed pancreas), and thyroid disease.

Medication

According to emedicinehealth.com, the following medication can lead to indigestion:
Aspirin and many other painkillers such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs); steroids such as prednisone, methylprednisolone [Medrol, Medrol Dosepak], and Decadron; estrogen and oral contraceptives; antibiotics (such as erythromycin and tetracycline); thyroid medication; blood pressure medication; cholesterol medications (statin drugs); and pain medications (codeine and other narcotics)
Lifestyle

emedicinehealth.com suggests that the following lifestyle conditions can lead to indigestion: Eating too much, eating too fast; eating fatty, greasy or spicy foods; excessive alcohol intake; smoking; stress, fatigue and anxiety; caffeine; and moderate to intense exercise immediately after eating.

What are the treatment options?

Depending on what the main cause of your indigestion is, a corresponding treatment is also necessary.

Treating the underlying condition is necessary to help ease the discomfort associated with indigestion. Proper medication will be prescribed by your healthcare professional to deal with the specific condition.

If the cause is medication, it is best to inform your healthcare practitioner so a replacement can be prescribed. It is also wise to avoid taking over the counter pain killers as this often cause indigestion.

For lifestyle causing indigestion, simply changing your lifestyle pertaining to the specific cause can definitely help.

How to prevent?

  1. More often than not, prevention is better than cure.  By preventing the cause of indigestion, treatment may no longer be required.  Here are some useful tips from emedicinehealth.com:
  2. Do not chew with your mouth open, talk while chewing, or eat quickly. This causes you to swallow air, which can aggravate indigestion.
  3. Chew food completely and eat slowly.
  4. Drink fluids after meals, rather than during.
  5. Avoid late-night eating.
  6. Avoid spicy, greasy foods.
  7. Quit smoking.
  8. Avoid alcoholic beverages.
  9. Avoid caffeine.
  10. Wait at least one hour after eating to exercise.
  11. Always take aspirin and NSAIDs with food.
  12. If you are lactose intolerant or allergic to a food, avoid the aggravating foods.
  13. Meditation may help if indigestion is caused by stress or anxiety.
Page updated 06/04/18 12:47:36 p.m.
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