Nausea, heartburn, and other symptoms of indigestion may affect up to 30% of Americans. Indigestion is a symptom, not a condition, and has many causes. If you receive chemotherapy, your doctor may tell you about experiencing indigestion as a side effect. Fortunately, we can help you manage indigestion regardless of the cause.
What is Indigestion?
Indigestion, also called dyspepsia, usually happens after eating a meal, although it can occur at other times. Your doctor may diagnose indigestion if you have symptoms like:
- Feeling excessively full
- Heartburn (acid reflux)
- Bloating and gas
- Discomfort or burning in the upper abdomen
Indigestion can develop for many different reasons. The diagnosis and management of your indigestion depend on its underlying cause.