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Indigestion

Indigestion Overview

Indigestion is a term that describes a feeling of fullness or discomfort in the upper abdomen. Signs of indigestion may be vague but can also include belching, heartburn, bloating, and nausea. Also called dyspepsia (and non-acid dyspepsia), it is a common symptom caused by many conditions and is not a disease unto itself. Some investigators suggest heartburn and indigestion are closely related, others separate these two conditions.

Indigestion Symptoms

Common indigestion symptoms include:

  • abdominal pain,
  • heartburn or acid indigestion (acid reflux),
  • bloating (full feeling),
  • excessive gas (belching, burping or flatulence),
  • nausea with or without vomiting,
  • acidic taste in the mouth,
  • gurgling, rumbling, or growling stomach discomfort,
  • constipation or diarrhea, and
  • decreased appetite.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/5/2014

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