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Indigestion: Pediatrician recommends regular water intake

A Paediatrician, Dr Annabel Shafe, says regular intake of water by children will prevent indigestion and burning chest pain.

Shafe, who made the recommendation in an interview with the press in Abuja noted that water was helpful in reducing the impact of acid reflux that caused indigestion.

She advised parents to cultivate the habit of giving their children water regularly, especially after meals to facilitate easy digestion.

According to her, indigestion happens when the stomach acids played havoc with the digestive system.

She said there might be no need for taking drugs to treat indigestion in children, adding that some children's digestive systems was more sensitive than others.

The Paediatrician said the best option was to avoid fatty and greasy foods.

Some children are more prone to stomach problems while some eat anything that comes their way and never experienced indigestion.

But children with sensitive digestive system should avoid fatty and greasy foods because those foods can trigger indigestion,'' she said.

Indigestion could cause stomach pain, chest pain, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, among others.

The medical expert advised parents to give their children fruits as they were a wonderful source of fibre, and aid digestion.

Source: Voice of Nigeria