What is Dyspepsia?
Dyspepsia, commonly known as indigestion, is pain or discomfort in the stomach. It is caused by stomach acid coming into contact with the lining of the digestive system, leading to redness and swelling.
How common is Dyspepsia?
Indigestion is very common- around 41% of the population have experienced it before.
What are the symptoms of Dyspepsia?
The main symptom of indigestion is pain or discomfort in your chest or stomach, usually after eating or drinking. Other symptoms include feeling uncomfortably full, burping, regurgitation, bloating, nausea and sickness.
How is Dyspepsia treated?
Lifestyle changes can ease the symptoms of indigestion, and your medication might be reviewed if it is causing you indigestion. Antacid medicines and alginates can also be bought over the counter for immediate relief.
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