The Signs of Indigestion May Include…
- Abdominal pain—one of the most overlooked signs of indigestion
- Bloating (full feeling and/or heaviness in abdomen)
- reflux of stomach contents into throat or mouth
- Belching and gas
- Nausea and vomiting
- Acidic taste/dry mouth
- Growling stomach
- Burning in the stomach or upper abdomen
- Frequent coughing though not ill
- Heartburn (a burning sensation deep in the chest)
- Heartburn can be caused by stomach acids rising into the esophagus.
- These symptoms may increase in times of stress and can be due to other possible underlying problems, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers, or gallbladder disease.
Who is likely to have these problems?
- Many people have these symptoms, it is extremely common.
- An individual’s likelihood increases with excess alcohol consumption and use of drugs that may irritate the stomach (such as aspirin).
- Pre-existing other conditions where there is an abnormality in the digestive tract such as an ulcer can also induce the these signs.
- Emotional problems such as anxiety or depression can also create indigestion.
- There can be serious conditions that may lead to symptoms.