What Does Indigestion Feel Like

What does indigestion feel like? It feels like bloating, a burning pain in your chest. It feels like being nauseas. Everyone can have different symptoms from indigestion, but it basically just feels uncomfortable.

Indigestion, also known as dyspepsia, is a general term used to describe discomfort in the stomach. It can be accompanied by heartburn, but they are two separate conditions. Indigestion is actually a collection of symptoms, but not a specific disease. It is a general term used to describe many different symptoms.

Indigestion Symptoms

  • Indigestion can make you feel very nauseous. This general queasiness can be anywhere from mild to severe and last anywhere between a few seconds to several hours. If the nausea lasts more than a day, it's best to consult a doctor.
  • Indigestion can make your feel bloated. Your stomach may get bloated from your indigestion, making your clothes feel tight. The discomfort may also affect other organs, giving you a general feeling of being a balloon too full of air.
  • Indigestion makes you feel like you're almost always full. This is due to the bloating associated with indigestion. That bloating puts pressure on your stomach and may mean you often feel full. This full-tummy feeling can mean you feel full before, during or after eating a small amount of food.
  • Indigestion can cause upper abdomen pains. The pain can feel like a burning or stinging sensation in your chest. The pain should not go into the throat or down into the lower abdomen. This pain is often due to either the acid churning in your stomach, or the acid escaping your stomach and irritating your esophagus.

Indigestion Treatments
Treating indigestion is usually as simple as taking an antacid. If the problem persists, you may want to avoid certain foods for a day or two. Try to say away from anything that makes you bloated, such as carbonated beverages, and food that produce excess stomach acid, such as citrus fruits. 

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