The functional dyspepsia refers to the slow and difficult digestion, also known simply as “poor digestion.” It is a very widespread malaise that involves the digestive process and, often without organic pathologies but with an alteration of the digestive system, strikes at any age and can present itself with very varied symptomatology.
The main symptoms of functional dyspepsia of the stomach are:
-Pain and/or burning in the upper part of the abdomen.
-Abdominal swelling due to the presence of air in the stomach.
-Sense of fullness and satiety.
-Flatulence and intestinal borborigmas.
-Sometimes nausea and vomiting.
The symptoms manifest themselves in a variable way but mainly after meals, with moments of sharpening perhaps determined by physical or mental stress. The course of the problem is benign but never underestimate the symptomatology and always investigate to understand its origin.
Causes of functional dyspepsia
Having the wrong eating habits is one of the first causes of slow digestion.
This problem can be occasional, but when bad eating habits are connected to a wrong lifestyle (smoking, alcohol, stress, drug abuse) and last over time, it becomes essentially chronic. This is why it is important not to neglect this disorder and to intervene promptly.
Eating badly for a long time, in fact, leads to complications such as:
-Excess of secretion of gastric juices with consequent lesions of gastric and also esophageal mucosa.
-Deficiency of stomach motility with delayed emptying of gastric contents, a factor favoring the formation of gastric ulcer.
-Visceral hypersensitivity to mechanical, nutritional and acid stimuli.
Even obesity, the use of drugs, agitating daily rhythms, stress and anxiety can promote the development of functional dyspepsia.
How to improve the symptoms
To prevent the appearance of functional dyspepsia it is necessary to follow a healthy and balanced diet and improve the lifestyle. The symptoms will be attenuated already following some simple tricks such as:
-Consume regular meals, not abundant and well spaced.
-Avoid high-fat and fried meals.
-Eat fruit and vegetables regularly.
-Drink a lot by distributing water during the day.
-Avoid excessive consumption of alcohol and coffee.
-Try to walk at least 30 minutes a day.
-Avoid going to bed on a full stomach.
-Slow and difficult digestion is also a problem that gets worse with age. That’s why it’s important to try to learn a -lifestyle that helps you feel good in the long term.
Supplements to aid digestion
To alleviate the symptoms caused by poor digestion, supplements containing :
-Digestive enzymes such as lactase (which improves the digestion of lactose in those who digest it), bromelain, papain that facilitate digestion.
-Live lactic ferments with probiotic action, in particular, Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, the probiotic strain that numerous clinical studies have confirmed to be useful in alleviating the discomfort associated with lactose intolerance in subjects with symptoms of lactose intolerance *.
-Dry artichoke extract that is able to improve the digestive processes, improve intestinal motility and the activation of fat digestion, accelerating the gastrointestinal transit and thus relieving swelling and a feeling of heaviness.
-Ginger, very useful for the stomach because of its anti-inflammatory and digestive properties.
-Substances with anti-fermentation action such as anise and fennel.
-Herbal teas for digesting, in particular, those based on chamomile, linden, fennel, calendula, mint, and ginger.