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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUJani feast can be so tempting that many people end up overeating. Some of the most unpleasant side-effects of overeating include a feeling of heaviness in the stomach and even serious digestion problems. The only way to overcome the feeling of overeating is to wait it out. There are, however, several methods to reduce the feeling of discomfort. Certified pharmacist Ivanda Krastina of Apotheka pharmacy network provides a few.

Enzymes for prevention

Consequences of overeating are so uncomfortable that people often say they will not eat after the celebration. That is impossible. Nevertheless, it is possible to avoid overeating again. Try not to starve yourself a day before the feast – it will help prevent the feeling of wanting to eat a lot. If you do end up overeating, try using digestive enzyme-containing medicine.

Peaceful walks and water

After eating too much a person’s first thought is to lie down and rest. Sleeping, unfortunately, will only increase the feeling of discomfort. Instead of lying down, try going for a walk, but avoid any gruelling exercises. It is also a good idea to drink water and eat low-fat food.

Antacids against the acidic feeling

If the feeling of discomfort brought about by overeating is too much, try antacids – substances that help neutralize stomach acids. Always follow instructions and avoid using big doses, as improper use of antacids can cause problems with digestion.

Natural means – herbal tea

If you do not have the necessary medicine at hand and the feeling of discomfort is too much, try green tea. For example, peppermint and fennel tea are good for relieving stomach pains. Chamomile tea will help the organism calm down while the stomach is busy digesting lots of consumed food.

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