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Indigestion (cont.)

Indigestion Causes

Indigestion is a symptom of many different conditions. It is usually related to a functional problem (difficulty processing food or stomach acids). This dysfunction of the gastrointestinal system can be caused most often by diseases, medications, and lifestyle.

Disease or conditions that may cause indigestion include:

Medications that may cause indigestion include:

Lifestyle factors that may cause indigestion include:

  • eating too much, eating too fast;

  • eating fatty, greasy or spicy foods;

  • excessive alcohol intake;

  • smoking;

  • stress, fatigue and anxiety;

  • caffeine; and

  • moderate to intense exercise immediately after eating.

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