Indigestion or dyspepsia is a common term that describes discomfort and distress in your upper abdomen.
Indigestion is not a disease; each person may experience indigestion differently. Indigestion symptoms include abdominal pain, feeling of fullness soon after you start eating, burning and/or bloating in the upper abdomen, and nausea. Indigestion can be an alert for the presence of another digestive disease.
Some people with indigestion also suffers from heartburn, but heartburn and indigestion are two separate conditions. Heartburn happens when stomach acid backs up into the esophagus that carries food to your stomach and cause some pain or burning feeling in the center of your chest.
There is nothing to worry about when you have mild indigestion. If discomfort persists for more than two weeks, consult your doctor immediately. When you are experiencing severe pain in addition to some symptoms such as unintentional weight loss, repeated vomiting, trouble swallowing, sweating, shortness of breath, fatigue and seroma, serious intervention may be required.
Indigestion has many possible causes. Often, indigestion is related to lifestyle and may be triggered by food, drink or medication. Common causes of indigestion include, overeating or eating too quickly, spicy foods, too much caffeinated and carbonated beverages, smoking and certain antibiotics.
Sometimes indigestion is caused by other digestive conditions such as Inflammation of the stomach, celiac disease, gallstones, and pancreas inflammation. And may be a symptom if you have Acid reflux, GERD, heartburn, hiatal hernia defect and many other diseases.
Usually, indigestion doesn't have serious complications, it can affect your quality of life when it makes you eat less even when you are extremely hungry. You might not be able to proceed with your daily routine because of your symptoms.
Some evaluations such as healthy history and a physical exam may be sufficient if your have mild indigestion and symptoms are not severe, like losing weight and frequent vomiting.
If suddenly you start experiencing severe indigestion symptoms or you are older than 55 and have some of the symptoms, your healthcare provider may recommend some tests including laboratory tests, breath and stool tests, endoscopy or imaging tests such as X-Ray or CT Scan.
As mentioned before, you may suffer from indigestion due to different causes, so depending on what’s causing your indigestion, your doctor will choose for you the right treatment. Indigestion may sometimes be eased with lifestyle changes and medication.
Sometimes Indigestion symptoms may be an alert for the presence of a hiatal hernia defect. In this case, your healthcare provider may inform you that surgical intervention is a must.
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If the patient is facing heartburn due to a hiatal hernia defect, the doctor will asses his situation. If bleeding, scarring, ulcers, narrowing of the esophagus or any other dangerous symptoms have been recognized, then surgery may be the only option. Hiatal hernia treatment in Dubai by surgery improved many patients’ situation based on a lot of testimonials, especially when done by an experienced surgeon such as Dr. Ali Al Dameh.
Dr. Ali Al Dameh is an expert in performing surgery for reflux disease, as well as laparoscopic and open hernia repair. His major interests include GERD, hiatal hernia repair.
Dr. Ali Al Dameh performed during his career: