10 Indigestion Symptoms

By adr.ian
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The enjoyment of a favorite dish can be ruined in an instant if a bout of indigestion follows. Also known as dyspepsia, indigestion is a general term for pain in the stomach, usually experienced after consuming food. The pain usually occurs in the upper abdomen.

Most people are likely to experience indigestion at some point. Some individuals experience it regularly, while others may only have indigestion once or twice a year. Indigestion symptoms can range from very mild to severe and can last for minutes or even days. Besides abdominal pain, bloating and nausea are other symptoms of indigestion.

Abdominal Pain

Shortened lunch breaks at work, unscheduled appointments, or unexpected visitors may result in someone having to rush their food. This could bring on indigestion. One particular indigestion symptom that people may experience after eating their food too quickly is abdominal pain.

Eating too quickly can cause people to swallow more air, which causes bloating and gas, resulting in abdominal pain. Pain and discomfort in the abdominal area, especially the upper region, can result from any number of medical issues. If it occurs after eating, then goes away after a short time, it's typically caused by food and is a symptom of indigestion.


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