Does anyone know how to treat dyspepsia the easiest and cheapest way? I seem to have a recurrent dyspepsia. I am going back and forth to the doctor; yet those expensive medications don't really work that fast.
I would check on earthclinic.com There are lots of helpful alternative treatments on this site.
1) Peppermint - Make yourself very STRONG Peppermint tea & sip this throughout the day, & always drink a cup before or after you eat. Peppermint soothes the tummy & stops indigestion & also stops nausea, pain & other problems. I swore by it when my kids had the flu. (I would make them peppermint tea & they always stopped vomiting)
* Buy dried peppermint in bulk if you can & it will cost very little. I like to first boil a quart or more of water, then take the pan off the burner, then add 3 tablespoons or so of dried peppermint to the hot water & leave it sit for 5-7 minutes. Next, strain it through a coffee filter (or just let the mint fall to the bottom) next, pour the liquid into a container & refrigerate it. You can sweeten it with sugar or honey of you like. This recipe is for making tea... You'll need to drink a cup with your meals or whenever you have a problem or pain. Also, you can make the tea really, really strong for quickie booster doses, you'll only need 2 or 3 Tablespoons. (Keep it in the fridge! or freeze as ice-cubes) You can also buy tea bags to use in a pinch or when traveling, (about 3 tea bags per cup of tea) but the cost of bags is much more than buying the tea bulk. If you are on the go, you can also try chewing peppermint gum or candy, this can help a TINY bit. Peppermint also comes in a super-concentrated oil for candy making (look in the grocery store by the spices). You might want to soak wooden toothpicks in the peppermint oil for several days then put the oil-soaked toothpicks in a tiny bottle or a zip-lock & just chew or suck on a toothpick when you need it. These peppermint toothpicks work MUCH better than candy or gum! Spearmint can also help, but it's not nearly as effective as peppermint. Never take straight peppermint or any essential oil, it's to strong all but itself, but the toothpicks are okay!
2) Ginger - Either buy ginger candy or cut up real ginger-root into small pieces & chew on it (sold in grocery stores in the produce area)... You can blend fresh ginger in the blender with honey if you like. You can also drink ginger-ale... Ginger does what Peppermint does, but it's stronger. Hot Ginger-honey tea is also nice after meals. The ginger will feel hot on your tongue, but this is why it works.
3) Papaya enzymes- If you have excess stomach acid or any problems with digestion buy chewable "Papaya Enzyme" at any health food store. You'll need to chew 5 or so of the tiny (peach colored oblong pills) during every meal, or about 3 of them with a snack. Papaya Enzymes really saved my life when I was pregnant! It can also help to eat fresh papaya or drink papaya juice with your meals... But it's not as strong at the enzyme pills.
* You can try all 3 of the above if you like... These remedies will not hurt you & should help!
Also, make sure you eat 1 or 2 yogurts per day... You should start your day off eating a yogurt before you eat anything else... The yogurt is already partially digested & will soothe your stomach & help your digestion... then wait about 1/2 an hour before eating your morning meal.
-- Secondly, eat small portions of food all day long instead of 3 large meals.
-- Lastly, on bad days you may want to try eating a bland diet. (Bland = Think BRAT)
B = bananas
R = rice
A = applesauce
T = toast
But sometimes these carbs can make problems worse in some people. You'll just have do what's best for your body.
I find GasX, even a half tablet works for me, better than prescription ranitidine.
http://www.medindia.net/alternativemedicine/Dyspepsia.asp - lot of info there, good luck.
I use Rolaids Multi-Symptom find it works wonders for me and have got alot of my friends and family "hooked" on this stuff. Berry Flavor is great!
You can always try plain baking soda. The directions for use are on the label. Of course, also read all of the warnings as well! Ginger capsules are supposed to work also. They are usually found at a health food store, or some 'mom and pop' pharmacies. I would look on the internet about that though, before using. Always research anything out before trying it.
You can mix 1 to 2 tsp. of organic apple cider vinegar in an 8 ounce glass of water with 1 to 2 tsp. of organic honey or 1 to 2 tsp. of blackstrap molasses or 1 to 2 tsp. of 100% maple syrup or 4 drops of stevia. Drink this 3 time a day, upon arising, mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Apple cider vinegar is not only good for digestion, it also gives you extra energy.
A good remedy that I've heard from a friend is drinking mint or peppermint tea two or three times a day. Hope this helps.
If you like yogurt, there are several varieties these days that are touted as containing "pro-biotics" to assist in digestion. Of course, I always presumed any yogurt contained such.
I like the apple cider vinegar/honey suggestion, which is also excellent to reduce blood pressure and regulate blood sugar, even though it doesn't taste nearly as good as a single-serve tub of Breyer's blueberry yogurt, lol!
I also have this, did look something up quickly tho. I use Walmart generic Zantac in the 150 mg strength. Have for years--at bedtime and then again if I need it during the day. I also have FMS and use ibuprofen multi times during the day, if I am having a BIG pain day, or a migraine, I take the generic med before the ANSAID. What I got when I was looking up more info Some ansaids have been found to work with this If the issue seems to be an inflamation type, small amounts of ansaids with a zantac type med was suggested.
I have tried those expensive ones, found the did not work any better than the generic zantac. At 100th the price.
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