overweight/obesity are now all being encouraged to start exercising. Exercise can also help to prevent and even manage these conditions.
You can get information, training, and support to promote physical activity from Health promotion departments – your local HSE Health Promotion Department provides information and training on promoting health and well-being including physical activity.
There are some glands in the stomach that secrete certain acids that help dissolve and digest the food that we eat. Normally the delicate mucous membranes of the stomach are protected from the harmful effects of the acids with the help of its own intrinsic mechanism. In cases where the person is taking certain medications (especially aspirin and NSAIDs) or certain food items (spices, fatty food)
Heartburn can be caused by a number of things, but in most cases, it is „an acid reflux‟. A condition in which the patient complains of a burning pain or a hot sensation that begins in the stomach and extends upto the throat when the digestive acids backflow through the sphincter that separates the stomach from the esophagus, is termed as „heartburn
„Indigestion or dyspepsia‟ can be defined in short as disturbed digestion which can be caused by any of the following conditions – too much of stress or anxiety, taking alcohol, eating too much or too fast, irregular eating habits, eating fatty, rich or spicy food, certain drugs (like NSAID‟s, corticosteroids, digoxin, etc.)
„Nausea‟ is an uncomfortable sensation that a person gets in the region of the chest, abdomen and sometimes in the head, which progresses to vomiting when the digestive tract sends signals to inform the centers in the brain that certain harmful substances are present in the stomach.