Functional dyspepsia or irritable stomach
In addition to diseases with organic causes, belching can also be associated with irritable stomach. This functional gastrointestinal disorder is not due to any organic changes in the body. In addition to belching, typical symptoms of irritable stomach include early satiety, upper abdominal pain and the feeling of fullness. In some cases the symptoms are so bad that the everyday life of affected people is severely restricted.
It is likely that there are several interacting physical, psychological and social factors behind irritable stomach. A hypersensitivity of the nervous system of the gastrointestinal area has been described in patients with irritable stomach. Furthermore, disturbances of gastric motility are described as one of the causes for the discomfort.
The aim of the treatment is first and foremost to alleviate symptoms such as abdominal cramps, stomach pain or bloating. The treatment options depend on the identified trigger. Here, in addition to medical support, a good self-observation is required: Do the complaints occur during stress, or after eating certain foods or "just like that"?
In addition to healthy living and eating habits, which may not only balance your life but your digestion as well, selected herbs can also help balance your digestive system – for example Angelica root. Its extracts have shown relaxing effects on the upper part of the stomach and tonicizing effect on slack muscles such as the ones found in the lower, transporter area of the stomach. It is only one of nine highly effective medicinal plants that can be found in the herbal preparation Iberogast®.