1. Drinking alcohol
Alcohol causes your stomach to produce more acid than normal, which can irritate your stomach lining.
The chemicals in the smoke can cause the muscle between the oesophagus and stomach to relax, allowing acid to escape in to the digestive system.
3. A busy stressful lifestyle
Symptoms of indigestion usually increase in times of stress, and get better when you’re relaxed. Stress and anxiety can have a huge impact on our digestion, leading to an increased production of stomach acid.
4. Eating heavy meals or fatty foods
Eating heavy meals or fatty foods can irritate the belly. Eating too fast also encourages indigestion.
Persistent indigestion sometimes occurs as a result of an ulcer, taking certain medications, or another condition. If you think this might be you, make an appointment with your GP.
Suffering from indigestion? Read some treatment tips to help relieve the symptoms of indigestion.