Indigestion is known among the general public as an upset stomach or a feeling of heaviness in the stomach. Indigestion can be accompanied by pain or discomfort, bloating, early satiety, nausea, regurgitation, and belching.

Gastroenterology consultant Ahmed Jazzar stresses the importance of controlling indigestion during the month of Ramadan to feel comfortable, by following several tips, the most important of which are:

  • Eat a balanced meal between iftar and suhoor that includes fiber, protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates.

  • Avoid overeating or consuming large portions of spicy or oily foods.

  • Maintain the body's hydration by drinking plenty of water between iftar and suhoor to prevent dehydration, which may exacerbate indigestion. It is important to avoid drinks that contain caffeine and sugar.

  • Monitor portion sizes and be aware of this matter to avoid overeating, which may lead to indigestion. You should also eat slowly and savor the food to aid digestion.

  • Choose nutritious foods and include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and dairy products in meals.

  • Avoid fried, fatty and processed foods as they can contribute to indigestion.

  • Do any light physical activity after breakfast to help with the digestion process, and avoid intense exercise immediately after eating.

Jazzar explains that stress can contribute to exacerbating the problem of indigestion, so stress must be controlled by practicing relaxation exercises such as deep breathing, meditation, or light exercises to reduce stress levels. However, if the person suffers from persistent or severe symptoms of indigestion during During the month of Ramadan, it is important to consult a healthcare professional to obtain the appropriate diagnosis and treatment for his condition.