Indigestion, otherwise called dyspepsia, is the uncomfortable feeling you get in your stomach area. The symptoms include feeling full without eating much, bloating, upper abdominal pain, burning sensation, and nausea. It can be due to overeating, smoking, anxiety, gastritis, celiac disease, etc.

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I feel bloated and breathless. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having stomach problems for the past three days and I have been trying everything and not seem to work. Today I tried Zantac 150 and I feel really bloated and feel like I am out of breath. Is this normal? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Bloating could be due to indigestion issues. Zantac (Ranitidine) will help reduce the acidity of the stomach but not immediately. Take antacids after the meal and at bedtime. Plus, take enzyme digest to help ease digestion, together with Simet...  Read Full »

My 18 months old baby has been passing light colored stools. Is it normal?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 18 months old. For many months, she has been passing stools that are white or very light yellowish brown or chalky color. I have seen my GP in the past and with just a feel of tummy they tell me everything is fine. I feel there is something else and just cannot seem to sett...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Passage of lemon white color stools along with the abdominal distention is suggestive of some liver pathology. Please do the following blood tests. SGPT (serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase), serum bilirubin and CBC (complete blood count) to rule out liver pathology. ...  Read Full »

Why am I having problems with food digestion and lower abdominal pain?

Query: Hello doctor,I think I suffer from liver and a gastric problem for the past two years. Food is not digested properly. Lower abdomen left side some burning sensation, swelling, and pain were there. Sometimes, I feel the hardness in the lower left abdomen. Bilirubin total is high and bilirubin direct ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ana Karen Pulido

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your liver tests are normal. The small increase in indirect billirubin alone (as the one you have) most commonly corresponds to Gilbert syndrome, which is totally harmless. This syndrome is hereditary but has no serious consequences. Mild jaundice may appear under co...  Read Full »

I face bloating, indigestion, and constipation issue. Should I include fibrous food in my diet?

Query: Hello doctor, I have always had bloating and indigestion issues and constipation is added to this. A dietitian advised me to add more fibrous food, but I fear it might flare up my indigestion and bloating. Kindly advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is no harm with more dietary fibers, so keep taking more fibers. Also, do regular exercise like walking, especially after dinner. Do you have any stressors in your life? Any anxiety issues? I think you might have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Please reply to ...  Read Full »

Why is my 3-year-old toddler unable to digest water and vomits excessively when I try to feed him?

Query: Hello doctor, My toddler is three years old and started vomiting excessively. He cannot even digest water. As soon as he swallows something, he vomits it out. This is the fourth time he vomited today. He is extremely weak, cannot eat or sleep, and suddenly wakes up to vomit whatever I feed him. It i...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I think the child suffers from constipation, so he vomits whenever you try to feed him. I suggest you reduce his intake of bread, milk, chocolates, and chips and increase his intake of water for long-term benefits.  Read Full »

What can I do to recover from indigestion, loose motion, fullness, loss of appetite, and bowel sounds?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34-year-old male weighing 75 kilograms. I have been suffering from indigestion, fullness, loss of appetite, burps, bowel sounds, and loose motion for the past three days. Please help me, doctor. Thank you,   Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1) Do you get watery stool or diarrhea? If yes, how many times or episodes of loose motion? 2) Do you have any history of eating outside food? Other symptoms like stomach fullness and burps are due to ingestion or dyspepsia. Stomach fullness would mainly be due ...  Read Full »

I faint after eating, and I have indigestion. Can you please help?

Query: Hello doctor, I faint after breakfast or some time after dinner, and I sometimes have indigestion. All blood tests were done, and everything was normal other than vitamins and sodium. BP is 103/69 mmHg. Can you please help?  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Do not worry. Do an abdomen ultrasound, check your heart sounds at a nearby hospital, and send me the report. Meanwhile, do neck, back, shoulder, and breathing exercises daily. Avoid drinking water while eating, and drink water after one ...  Read Full »

Are bloating sensation, indigestion, and frequent use of toilet linked to prolonged PPI use?

Query: Hello doctor, I have taken tablets of Pantoprazole 20 mg for the last ten years to control GERD. Now, I am suffering from a frequent toilet, bloating sensation, gas, indigestion, and headaches. In addition, there seems to be a low level of stomach acid, creating issues due to the prolonged use of PP...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Dear, about your health condition, chronic intake of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) leads to decreased acid in the stomach, leading to subacute intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). This may lead to bloating and indigestion. So avoid processed sugars and bakery products...  Read Full »

How to reduce excessive flatulence problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 43 year old female. I am having flatulence problem. I feel ashamed when I fart in public. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Flatulence is a real big problem, especially if you are working and out and about often. Excessive flatulence can indicate indigestion. I advise you to incorporate walking in your daily routine for 30 to 45 minutes. Also, avoid food items that are too spicy, oily or...  Read Full »

I have indigestion, constipation, low appetite, weight loss, inability to gain weight, and anal itching. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from digestion issues, mostly bloating, from more than seven months. While taking medicines, I was feeling fine, and once I stopped them, my symptoms recurred. My present symptoms include indigestion, constipation, improper motions, low appetite, weight loss, inabilit...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You seem to be suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). As far as your questions are concerned, the following are my answers. Just go on an empty stomach so that if required, they can do an endoscopy. All the tests can be performed on an empty stomach. I personal...  Read Full »

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