Symptoms of Indigestion:

  • Pain or Discomfort: 

A burning or sensation or pain in the upper abdomen.

  • Bloating: 

Feeling full or bloated after eating, even small meals.

  • Nausea: 

Feeling queasy or experiencing an urge to vomit.

  • Gas: 

Excessive belching or passing of gas.

  • Acidic Taste: 

Sour or acidic taste in the mouth.

Causes of Indigestion:

  • Overeating: 

Consuming large meals or eating too quickly.

  • Spicy or Fatty Foods: 

Foods high in fat or spices can trigger indigestion.

  • Acidic Beverages: 

Consumption of acidic drinks like coffee, citrus juices, or alcohol.

  • Smoking: 

Tobacco use can relax the stomach muscles, leading to indigestion.

  • Stress or Anxiety: 

Emotional stress can affect digestion and trigger symptoms.

  • Medications: 

Some medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or antibiotics, can cause indigestion.

  • Digestive Disorders: 

Conditions like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or peptic ulcers can lead to chronic indigestion.

When to Seek Medical Attention:

  • New onset of symptoms particularly in middle age
  • Persistent Chronic Symptoms: 

If indigestion symptoms persist for more than two weeks.

  • Severe Symptoms: 

Severe pain, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, or unintentional weight loss.

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