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Description of Indigestion

Definition of IndigestionAccording to dictionary definition  Indigestion is one of the common problems that has affected almost all of us at some point of time. Indigestion is defined as a feeling of discomfort or a burning feeling in the upper abdomen.    Signs and Symptoms of IndigestionAccording to dictionary definition  Common symptoms are:1. Heartburn or belch  2. Bloating3. Nausea4. Vomiting  Causes and Risk Factors of IndigestionAccording to dictionary definition  Indigestion is usually caused due to:1. Overeating2. Eating too fast3. Eating high-fat foods4. Stress5. Excessive smoking6. Excessive drinking  7. Excessive use of certain medicines  8. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or an ulcer in the digestive tract  Prevention of IndigestionAccording to dictionary definition  Preventive measures:1. Identify the triggers. Avoid them completely. They may include different foods.2. Stay hydrated  3. Do not overeat4. Eat small frequent meals  Complications and When Should You See a Doctor  According to dictionary definition  Indigestion can be a sign of a more serious problem, you must consult your doctor if it lasts for more than 2 weeks or if you have severe pain or other symptoms.    InvestigationsAccording to dictionary definition  1. Your doctor may examine your mouth physically2. You may be recommended to get certain examinations done, which include:  a) X-raysb) Laboratory testsc) Endoscopy of the upper digestive tract to diagnose the cause  NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney DiseasesAccording to dictionary definition  



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