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Factors that may increase your risk

There are many factors that have been identified to increase an individual’s risk of experiencing indigestion.

These factors include smoking, consuming excess amounts of alcohol, anxiety, stress, consuming heavy meals too close to bedtime as well as taking pain killers (and/ or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory) on a regular basis.

Consider making some healthy lifestyle changes, especially if it is within your control. For example, try having dinner a little earlier so that you will have a few hours to spare before bedtime. Avoiding irregular meal times can lower your risk of experiencing indigestion.

In addition, you can limit your intake of alcohol, quit smoking and take measures to manage your stress and anxiety more effectively. Chat to your doctor or a psychologist if you need help in coping with psychological problems.

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Source: Women’s Health for Life, by Dr. Sarah Jarvis

 

 

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