Monday. 10.th. April. 1841. A settled storm of warm rain, as usual. I must sit down to my work. Read an extract from M Catherwoods, lecture on the antiquities of “Central America” A dull day, for the anniversaries, and for all kinds of business. Amused myself sewing and reading. Garret, thinks I yawn too much, and use too little exercise for my health. M [Gilhart], called in to see us, to enquire for a cure, for that incurable disease the Dyspepsia. Garret gave him some directions to a man, who knew a man, and so on. but nothing positive, or certain.
Dyspepsia: also known as indigestion, is a condition of impaired digestion. It is a medical condition characterized by chronic or recurrent pain in the upper abdomen, upper abdominal fullness and feeling full earlier than expected when eating. It can be accompanied by bloating, belching, nausea, or heartburn. Dyspepsia is a common problem and is frequently caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or gastritis. – from Wikipedia