Indigestion and Dyspepsia Overview
Indigestion, also known as dyspepsia, is a term used to describe one or more symptoms including a feeling of fullness during a meal, uncomfortable fullness after a meal, and burning or pain in the upper abdomen.
Indigestion is common in adults and can occur once in a while or as often as every day. It can also be a sign of an underlying problem, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gallbladder disease, or ulcers. People may also experience heartburn along with indigestion, but heartburn itself may be a different symptom which could indicate another problem.
What are the symptoms of indigestion?
Most people with indigestion experience more than one of the following symptoms:
• Fullness during a meal. The person feels overly full soon after the meal starts and cannot finish the meal.
• Bothersome fullness after a meal. The person feels overly full after a meal—it may feel like the food is staying in the stomach too long.
• Epigastric pain. The epigastric area is between the lower end of the chest bone and the navel. The person may experience epigastric pain ranging from mild to severe.
- Epigastric burning. The person feels an unpleasant sensation of heat in the epigastric area.
- Other, less frequent symptoms that may occur
- with indigestion are nausea and bloating—an
- stomach. Nausea and bloating could be due to causes other than indigestion.
- Sometimes the term indigestion is used to describe the symptom of heartburn, but these are two different conditions. Heartburn is a painful, burning feeling in the chest that radiates toward the neck or back. Heartburn is caused by stomach acid rising into the esophagus and may be a symptom of GERD. A person can have symptoms of both indigestion and heartburn.
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