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Indigestion can be pain or discomfort in your upper abdomen (dyspepsia) or burning pain behind the breastbone (heartburn).
Symptoms of indigestion
The main symptom of indigestion (dyspepsia) is pain or a feeling of discomfort in your chest or stomach, usually after eating or drinking.
Causes of indigestion
Indigestion (dyspepsia) occurs when acid from your stomach irritates the lining of your stomach, gullet (oesophagus) or top part of your bowel (duodenum).
Diagnosing indigestion
For most people, indigestion (dyspepsia) is mild and infrequent, and does not require treatment from a healthcare professional.
Treating indigestion
Treatment for indigestion (dyspepsia) will vary, depending on what is causing it and how severe your symptoms are.
Complications of indigestion
In most cases, indigestion (dyspepsia) is mild and only occurs occasionally. However, severe indigestion can cause complications.
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