What are the symptoms of indigestion?
Indigestion causes abdominal discomfort that may result in a number of symptoms. The symptoms can vary in intensity among individuals.
Common symptoms of indigestion
You may experience common indigestion symptoms daily or just once in a while. At times, any of these digestive symptoms may be severe:
- Abdominal pain
- Burning feeling in the abdomen
- Burping or belching
- Feeling of fullness after eating that lasts longer than it should
- Feeling uncomfortably full after a normal size meal
Less common symptoms of indigestion
You may experience less common indigestion symptoms frequently, even daily, or only on occasion. At times any of these digestive symptoms can be severe:
- Abdominal bloating (feeling of tight, swollen stomach)
- Nausea with or without vomiting
Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition
In some cases, symptoms of a heart attack can mimic those of indigestion. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these life-threatening symptoms including:
- Burning feeling in your chest
- Chest pain, chest tightness, chest pressure, palpitations
- Difficulty breathing
- Radiating pain down your shoulder and arm
What is indigestion?
Indigestion is a condition medically known as dyspepsia. This condition causes discomfort in the upper abdomen, resulting in belching, bloating and nausea. Indigestion most often occurs during or right after eating and is a very common digestive problem, often mistaken for heartburn. Most commonly, people suffer indigestion ... Read more about indigestionintroduction
What causes indigestion?
Indigestion is caused by multiple factors that affect the normal process of digestion. There are many possible causes of indigestion. Some are related to lifestyle and what you eat and drink. Indigestion can also be caused by other digestive conditions.
Common causes of indigestionThe most common causes of indigestion include:
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How is indigestion treated?
Treatment for indigestion begins with seeking medical care from your
health care provider. To determine if you have indigestion, your health
care provider will ask you questions and may recommend that you undergo
diagnostic tests. The goal of clinical evaluation is to identify the
root cause for the indigestion, making sure to exclude serious and
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