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What can I do to help prevent

If you have indigestion and you are treating any condition with medication, it’s always a good idea to do what you can to minimize your symptoms by making some simple lifestyle changes. Below are a few tips for reducing the pain and discomfort of indigestion.

Tips for minimizing indigestion symptoms
  • If you are taking prescription medication which causes indigestion, ask your health professional to offer you other options.
  • Eat smaller, more frequent meals, so your stomach doesn’t get too full.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes.
  • If you’re on a prescription medication that is causing indigestion, speak to your healthcare professional about other options.
  • Get plenty of rest. It will reduce the stress and fatigue that can make indigestion worse.
  • Try to limit the foods and beverages that worsen symptoms.
  • Don’t smoke or drink alcohol.
  • Excess weight can sometimes make symptoms worse. So if you are overweight, try to lose weight if you can and if your healthcare professional recommends it.