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What increases my risk for dyspepsia?

Because dyspepsia has been linked to eating habits and anxiety, the easiest way to limit your risk is by evaluating stress level and diet. Eating spicy or greasy foods, and overeating or eating too quickly may increase your risk for dyspepsia. Consuming excessive amounts of certain substances like caffeine, alcohol, chocolate, or carbonated beverages can also increase your risk. Certain drugs like aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can also contribute to stomach irritation.

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