Indigestion
causes & symptoms

Most people will experience indigestion at some point in their lives. The term “indigestion” encompasses a range of digestive symptoms and is a common problem that affects many people, usually after eating or drinking. It is caused by acid breaking down the protective lining of the stomach wall, which leads to irritation and soreness.

Symptoms

Pain may be felt in the chest or top of the stomach. However many people complain of feeling 'bloated' or uncomfortably full and gaseous - needing to burp, belch or pass wind a lot. You may also experience nausea or vomiting and a loss of appetite.

Causes

Heartburn and indigestion can tend to have similar triggers.

The Way You Eat
The Types of Food You Eat
The Types of Drinks You Drink
Pregnancy
Other known triggers

Many people can identify the triggers for their symptoms and take action accordingly, but if you are suffering regularly, or have any concerns, consult your GP.

References:
1. Winkle, global segmentation research, 2010

Did you know?

Did you know?

  • 73% of people will suffer from both heartburn and indigestion interchangeably¹

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