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Find everything you need to know about indigestion including causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, with links to other useful resources.
Symptoms of indigestion
The main symptom of indigestion (dyspepsia) is pain or a feeling of discomfort in your chest or stomach. This usually comes on soon after eating or drinking,
Causes of indigestion
Indigestion (dyspepsia) occurs when acid from your stomach irritates the lining (mucosa) of your: oesophagus (gullet) stomach duodenum (top part of
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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