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What Helps With Indigestion?

Almost everyone has experienced indigestion. There are several ways to help lessen the side effects of indigestion, ranging from better eating habits to medication. 

What is Indigestion?

Indigestion is the discomfort you feel soon after eating a meal. This discomfort can include pain in the abdomen and a feeling of fullness in your stomach. Indigestion can often accompany other gastrointestinal disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

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What Are the Causes of Indigestion? 

There can be many causes of indigestion. Besides IBS, indigestion can be caused by anxiety from eating certain foods, gallstones, and ulcers. 

While heartburn may present symptoms similar to indigestion, heartburn and indigestion are not the same. They both can exist at the same time. 

What Helps With Indigestion? 

There are several steps you can take to help with indigestion that is similar to treating IBS: 

  • Eating smaller meals instead of three big meals
  • Chewing food slowly to help aid digestion
  • Avoiding foods and drinks that trigger indigestion, such as alcohol, caffeine, spicy foods, and processed foods
  • Maintaining a healthier lifestyle
  • Daily exercise
  • Managing anxiety and stress
  • Cutting back on medications such as over the counter pain medications – these can irritate the lining of your stomach

Sometimes indigestion needs to be treated further than just making daily lifestyle changes. At Cochise Oncology, we have several digestive diagnostic tests we can perform to find the right treatment for you. 


Simply fill out the form on this page to request an appointment and one of our knowledgable team members will reach out to you. Or call our Sierra Vista oncology center to schedule directly at (520) 803-6644.

What Can Cochise Oncology Do to Help My Indigestion? 

There are several digestive diagnostic tests you can take with Cochise Oncology. One of the least invasive ways to determine a diagnosis is lab tests. Lab tests can include a simple blood panel, a fecal occult test, or stool culture. If you have an imbalance of iron, for example, taking iron medication can help with indigestion. 

Imaging may be necessary if you are still experiencing indigestion symptoms that are hindering your quality of life. A CT or CAT scan can give a clearer picture of the digestive system than an x-ray. An MRI can also see the digestive system more in-depth than an x-ray and has no exposure to radiation involved. 

Many of these tests can help determine the cause of your indigestion and help treat it with prescription medications or surgery. 


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Are you ready to learn more about indigestion? Reach out to Cochise Oncology at (520) 803-6644 or fill out the consultation form on this page. We look forward to meeting you!

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