Indigestion it is a term derived from late Latin indigestion. According to the first meaning included in the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ), the notion refers to the absence of digestion : the act and the consequence of digesting (the process that is carried out in the digestive system so that the ingested food can be assimilated by the organism).
The most frequent use of the concept, however, refers to a disturbance or disorder that appears during the digestive process . Indigestion, in this context, is associated with Stomach ache who experiences a person when a meal "Dislikes".
It can be said that indigestion implies a disturbance in the normal functioning of the digestive system . Between his symptom there are heartburn, abdominal pressure or pain, flatulence, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
The most common causes of indigestion are excessive consumption of food and / or alcohol; the intake of fatty, spicy or fiber-rich foods; he stress ; and the fact of eating very fast. To prevent indigestion it is recommended to follow a healthy diet , eat without haste, chew food carefully and avoid physical activities in the moments after the meal.
Once indigestion occurs, it is possible to relieve symptoms with antacids . In addition, the types of foods already mentioned that can cause disorders in the next day should be avoided digestion . If the discomfort is maintained for several days, the abdominal pain is intense, weight is lost or blood appears in the vomit or stool, it is essential to consult a doctor.