Dyspepsia: Symptom and Causes


  • Burning in the stomach or upper abdomen
  • Heartburn (burning sensation in the stomach or oesophagus)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloating (full feeling)
  • Belching and gas
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Acidic taste
  • "Growling" stomach
  • Diarrhoea


  • A disease or an ulcer in the digestive tract might cause indigestion. However, for most people, it is the result of eating too much, eating too fast, eating high-fat foods, or eating during stressful situations.
  • Swallowing excessive air when eating may increase the symptoms of belching and bloating which are often associated with indigestion.
  • Some medications can also irritate the stomach lining and cause indigestion.
  • Being tired or stressed, smoking, or drinking too much alcohol or caffeinated beverages can cause indigestion or make it worse.

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