2016-06-08 14:43:45 UTC

Dyspepsia 101: What is Dyspepsia?

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  • Dyspepsia, also known as indigestion, can have multiple symptoms.
  • Feelings of indigestion happen during or after eating.
  • If you have indigestion you might feel:
    • Full during a meal.
    • Painful fullness after a meal.
    • Heat, burning or pain between your belly button and lower breastbone (upper belly). 
  • Both men and women can get indigestion.
  • People of any age, even infants, can get indigestion.
  • About one of every four people get indigestion at some point.
  • Indigestion can happen once in a while for some, or as often as every day for others.

 

Note: Indigestion is not the same as heartburn, but you may have symptoms of both health issues. If you suspect you have heartburn, ask your doctor for more information.

 

  • People of any age, even infants, can get indigestion.
  • About one of every four people get indigestion at some point.
  • Indigestion can happen once in a while for some, or as often as every day for others.

 

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