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Indigestion

To relieve an attack of indigestion, drink a cupful of peppermint tea. Steep ┬Żoz/15g of fresh peppermint leaves in 1 pint/570ml of boiled water for 20 minutes.

Instead of a commercial antacid, try 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda in a glass of water (not recommended for those who must restrict their intake of sodium).

Caution A heart attack may be mistaken for indigestion. if you are in doubt, seek medical help.

Prevention

Stop smoking and don't chew gum. Cut out aspirin, alcohol, caffeine and carbonated drinks. Decline foods that don't agree with you.

Make time for stress-free meals. Try eating four or five small meals a day slowly instead of wolfing down two or three large ones.

Relax, sitting up, for 15 to 30 minutes after every meal.

Sleep with the head of your bed slightly elevated or with a pillow.