Indigestion is varcharacterized by chest or abdominal discomfort occurring during or soon after eating or drinking.
Causes of Indigestion
Causes are related to eating, drinking, or swallowing air while talking or chewing gum. The following are times when they most often occur: with emotional upset while eating, excessive smoking, constipation, eating improperly cooked food, eating food with a high fat content, poor digestion of gas-forming foods such as beans, cucumbers, cabbage, turnips and onions, food allergies, and overindulgence in alcohol.
Signs and Symptoms of Indigestion
Symptoms of indigestion include mild nausea, heartburn, upper abdominal pain, or lower midline chest pain. There can be gas, belching and a bloated feeling. There may be an acid taste in the mouth, if there is some reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus and mouth.
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Medical Content Last Updated on 07/12/2008
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