Indigestion: Understand and prevent heartburn, nausea and bloating
Indigestion — Prevent symptoms that include heartburn, nausea, bloating and belching.
Indigestion can ruin a good time. It may make you regret the spicy or large meal you just ate. Indigestion is a general term that describes discomfort in your upper abdomen — an upset stomach. Indigestion is not a disease, but rather a collection of symptoms you experience, like heartburn, bloating, belching and nausea. How you experience indigestion may differ from how someone else does.
Here's what causes indigestion symptoms — and how you can prevent them.
Preventing upset stomach
Healthy lifestyle choices may help prevent mild indigestion.
Last Updated: 04/27/2007
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