Moderate Dyspepsia

What is Moderate Dyspepsia?

Dyspepsia, also known as an upset stomach or indigestion, is a feeling of discomfort or pain in the upper abdomen, usually after eating. Moderate dyspepsia is a mild form of dyspepsia which usually presents with lesser intensity and less frequent than severe dyspepsia. Common symptoms of moderate dyspepsia are burning sensation, abdominal discomfort, nausea, gas pains, bloating and fullness.

What causes Moderate Dyspepsia?

Dyspepsia can be caused by many things, such as a poor diet, an infection, or an underlying health condition. These include eating too quickly, eating too much fatty food, eating peppermint or spicy food, eating late at night, drinking alcohol or caffeinated beverages, overindulging in food, stress, smoking, or an underlying health condition, such as diabetes, ulcers, or gallstones. Some medications can cause dyspepsia as a side effect.

Treating Moderate Dyspepsia

The first step in treating moderate dyspepsia is to identify and address its underlying cause. Depending on the cause, you may need to change your diet, take medications, practice stress reduction, or seek treatment for an underlying health condition. If lifestyle changes and over-the-counter medications are not effective, your doctor may prescribe stronger medications to treat dyspepsia.

Methods to Manage Moderate Dyspepsia

  • Eat smaller and more frequent meals instead of three large meals a day.
  • Chew your food slowly and thoroughly.
  • Avoid eating late at night.
  • Avoid eating fatty, spicy, or greasy foods.
  • Avoid eating large quantities of food in one sitting.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol, caffeine, and other stimulants.
  • Eat prebiotic foods such as artichokes, garlic, asparagus, and leeks.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Practice stress reduction techniques such as yoga, meditation, or deep breathing.
  • Quit smoking and limit exposure to secondhand smoke.
  • See your doctor to determine if you have an underlying health condition that may be causing your symptoms.