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What is the Main cause of Indigestion?

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  Koramangala, bengaluru, karnataka, india, Bengaluru     Feb 9, 2017

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Introduction

It is also called as dyspepsia or an upset stomach. It is not a disease but a discomfort in the upper abdomen. It can be a symptom of another digestive disease.

Causes

  • Indigestion is related to lifestyle and may be triggered by food, drink, or medication. The causes of indigestion include:
  • Overeating
  • Fatty, greasy spicy foods
  • Caffeine, alcohol, chocolate or carbonated beverages
  • Smoking
  • Anxiety
  • Antibiotics, pain relievers and iron supplements

Sometimes it can be caused by other digestive conditions such as:

  • Gastritis
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Celiac disease
  • Gallstones
  • Constipation
  • Pancreas inflammation
  • Stomach cancer
  • Intestinal blockage
  • Reduced blood flow to the intestine

Symptoms

  • Early fullness during a meal
  • Uncomfortable fullness after a meal
  • Discomfort in the upper abdomen
  • Burning in the upper abdomen
  • Bloating
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Belching

Diagnosis

Doctor ask for health history and through a physical exam. It is fine if indigestion is mild and you are not expecting certain symptoms, such as weight loss and repeated vomiting. But if indigestion began suddenly and you are experiencing severe symptoms, the doctor may recommend:

  • Laboratory tests
  • Breath and stool tests
  • Endoscopy
  • Imaging tests

Treatment

The doctor may recommend:

  • Avoiding foods that trigger indigestion
  • Eat small meals a day instead of three meals
  • Reducing or eliminating the use of alcohol and caffeine
  • Controlling stress and anxiety

If you are going through persistent indigestion, medications may help.

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