Indigestion, also called upset stomach, is a term used to describe discomfort in your upper abdomen. This is not a disease per se, but a series of symptoms like abdominal pain. Indigestion is common, but each person may experience it in a different way. Therefore, signs of it may be felt occasionally or daily. Furthermore, indigestion can be a symptom of another digestive disease and may be eased with changes in lifestyle and medication. Normally, it is nothing to worry about, but we advise to go to the doctor if discomfort lasts for more than two weeks and the pain is severe.
Indigestion’s symptoms usually are the following: early fullness during a meal, discomfort after a meal, discomfort or burning in your upper abdomen and nausea. Other less frequent include vomiting and belching. Indigestion has many possible causes, but the most common are overeating, especially greasy or spicy foods. It can also be caused by too much caffeine, alcohol or carbonated beverages. That’s why, in E&S Doctors, we recommend not to overeat or overdrink during these holidays.