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7 Dietary Changes to Help My Indigestion ,
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Do you suffer from indigestion? It can be a very uncomfortable and even painful experience. Frequent and reoccurring indigestion (Dyspepsia) can cause serious disruptions in your daily life. David P Yamini, MD, is a seasoned Santa Monica Gastroenterologist who treats numerous conditions like indigestion. We asked him to share some dietary changes you can make to help alleviate your symptoms and improve your overall digestive health. Here are his seven top recommendations.

Recommended Dietary Changes for Indigestion Sufferers

What and how you eat significantly impacts how your digestion system works. As we age, we can realize some foods or eating habits cause problems that previously did not. Make these recommended dietary changes for a month and see what helps you best.

  1. Eat smaller, more frequent meals: Large meals can put pressure on your digestive system and cause discomfort. Instead, try eating smaller meals throughout the day. This will give your body time to digest each meal properly, reducing the likelihood of indigestion.
  2. Avoid trigger foods: Certain foods can trigger indigestion symptoms. Some common culprits include spicy and fatty foods, caffeine, alcohol and citrus fruits. Try to avoid these foods and see if your symptoms improve.
  3. Drink plenty of water: Staying hydrated is essential for good digestive health. Drinking enough water can help flush out toxins and keep your digestive system functioning properly.
  4. Eat slowly and chew thoroughly: Eating too quickly or not chewing your food properly can make it harder for your digestive system to break down food. Take your time when eating and make sure to chew each bite thoroughly.
  5. Incorporate fiber-rich foods: Foods that are high in fiber can help regulate digestion and prevent constipation. Some examples of fiber-rich foods include whole grains, fruits, vegetables and legumes.
  6. Consider probiotics: Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that can help improve digestion and boost your immune system. You can find probiotics in fermented foods like yogurt, kefir and kimchi.
  7. Manage stress: Stress can have a significant impact on digestive health. Try to manage stress through relaxation techniques like deep breathing, meditation or yoga.

Santa Monica Indigestion Treatment

There are several dietary changes you can make to help alleviate indigestion symptoms and improve your overall digestive health. By eating smaller, more frequent meals, avoiding trigger foods, staying hydrated, eating slowly and chewing thoroughly, incorporating fiber-rich foods, considering probiotics and managing stress, you can take control of your digestive health and feel better in no time.

If you continue experiencing indigestion after at least a month of making these dietary changes, a combination of treatments may be necessary. Dr. Yamini and his team can determine if there are underlying causes that contribute to your dyspepsia and how we can work together to manage your symptoms.

Don’t settle for unpredictable and uncomfortable indigestion when you eat. Help is available in Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. Contact the office of experienced gastroenterologist David P Yamini, MD, to schedule an exam and consultation.

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