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Possible treatment for indigestion

Treatment for indigestion will depend on the cause of it.

Patients who are over 55 years of age may have to undergo an endoscopy to check for any serious underlying conditions that may be causing this condition.

Indigestion is commonly treated with acid blockers (and sometimes antibiotics if bacteria is present) and if the patient has peptic ulcers. Promotility agents that help to empty out the stomach contents much quicker may also be prescribed. Be sure to discuss with your doctor whether the prescribed medication will have any side effects.

Your doctor may also recommend making some lifestyle changes.

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