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What is indigestion?

Roshini C. Rajapaksa, MD
Gastroenterology

Indigestion is not a medical term, but it's often used to indicate stomach upset symptoms like heartburn, nausea or stomach pain. In this video, gastroenterologist Roshini Raj, MD, explains the symptoms that are often connected to indigestion.

Indigestion, also known as dyspepsia, is a term used to describe one or more symptoms including a feeling of fullness during a meal, uncomfortable fullness after a meal, and burning or pain in the upper abdomen.

Indigestion is common in adults and can occur once in a while or as often as every day.

This answer is based on source information from the  National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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