Upset Stomach (Indigestion)
What is indigestion?
Indigestion, also known as upset stomach or dyspepsia, is a painful or burning feeling in the upper abdomen. Indigestion is not a distinct condition, but it may be a sign of an underlying intestinal disorder such as a peptic ulcer or gallbladder disease.
Who is at greater risk for having indigestion?
People of all ages and of both sexes are affected by indigestion. A person's risk is increased with
- Drinking too much alcohol
- Use of drugs that may irritate the stomach
- Other functional disorders such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and
- Emotional problems such as anxiety or depression.