Indigestion

Dyspepsia; Uncomfortable fullness after meals

Indigestion (dyspepsia) is a mild discomfort in the upper belly or abdomen. It occurs during or right after eating. It may feel like:

  • Heat, burning, or pain in the area between the navel and the lower part of the breastbone
  • Unpleasant fullness that comes on soon after a meal begins or when the meal is over

Bloating and nausea are less common symptoms.

Indigestion is NOT the same as heartburn.

Digestive system

The esophagus, stomach, large and small intestine, aided by the liver, gallbladder and pancreas convert the nutritive components of food into energy and break down the non-nutritive components into waste to be excreted.

Causes

Home Care

When to Contact a Medical Professional

What to Expect at Your Office Visit