Note : Indigestion is not the same as heartburn, but you may have symptoms of both health issues. If you suspect you have heartburn, ask your doctor for more information..
SymptomsYou may have one or more of these feelings if you are experiencing indigestion : Some less frequent feelings that could be linked to indigestion are : You should talk to your doctor if :
There are a number of things that could cause the symptoms of indigestionFor some, certain actions can cause feelings of indigestion, such as :
If your indigestion lasts for more than two weeks, or you are having symptoms like bleeding, weight loss or trouble swallowing along with your indigestion, call your doctor as soon as possible, as it could be a sign of a more serious health problem. Other causes of indigestion (non-ulcer dyspepsia) could be :
For some, indigestion may continue, but no direct cause can be found. This is called functional dyspepsia and could be linked to your stomach muscle not working as it should to move food to the small intestine. If this is the case, work with your doctor to figure out some life changes that could help your symptoms.