Symptoms of Dyspepsia

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Dyspepsia is simply a difficulty in digestion. The main cause of the health condition can be overeating, poor eating habits, or eating too rapidly. Food not cooked properly can also lead to it. Stomach pain is also known as non-ulcer dyspepsia.

According to various studies, 25% of the population in the American countries suffers from this disorder at any given time, and it directly affects their quality of life.

Symptoms

According to the NIH research report, some of the symptoms of dyspepsia include:

  • Nausea
  • Bad breath
  • Vomiting
  • A foul taste in the mouth

In most cases, people also suffer from constipation which leads to acidity, further adding to the discomfort.

A plate full of food on a woman lying on her chest - representing dyspepsia where indigestion, abdominal pain and bloating occurs

Cause of Dyspepsia

The major problem or cause of dyspepsia can be overeating and acidic food (US Department of Health & Human Services). Other causes include:

  • Fried food, as well as spicy food, can cause indigestion.
  • Overeating makes the stomach, kidney, liver, and bowels work harder, thus leading to indigestion.
  • Excessive intake of alcohol and smoking can also be one of the causes.

A habit of eating and drinking together can also cause this gastrointestinal disorder, so one should eat food and then, after a short time, should drink water or any other fluids. This painful health condition can further lead to duodenal ulcers, gastric ulcers, pancreatic, inflammatory disease, and stomach infiltration.

So, make sure you have a well-balanced diet to stay away from problems of indigestion.

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Vanya Sharma handles the medical expert collaboration for Organic Facts. A writer at heart, she joined the website while she was still pursuing her English Literature degree from IGNOU, Delhi, India. She is also responsible for the website’s monthly newsletter and website content and contributes to Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube regularly. Currently pursuing an e-course offered by Stanford University, ‘Introduction to Food and Health’, she aims to bring unbiased and helpful information to all those seeking to make their health and lifestyle a priority.  

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