Dysphagea Swallowing Difficulties


Normal Digestion

The gut (gastrointestinal tract) is the tube that starts at the mouth, and ends at the anus. The upper gut includes the oesophagus, stomach, and duodenum.

Food passes down the esophagus (gullet) into the stomach. Stomach secretes acid to help digest food. Food then gradually passes to small intestine where enzymes from pancreas coming thru pancreatic duct and Bile from Gall Bladder coming thru bile duct breaks down food. Digested food is absorbed from small intestine.

What are the Symptoms of Indigestion?

The symptoms of indigestion include:

  • Bloating (feeling of fullness)

  • Belching and Gas

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Acidic taste

  • Burning stomach

  • Pain in abdomen specially after eating

  • Growling stomach

  • Symptoms may increase in times of stress.

What Causes Indigestion? Who is at Risk?

Indigestion has many causes, including:


  • Ulcers

  • GERD

  • Stomach cancer (rare)

  • Gastroparesis (a condition where the stomach doesn’t empty properly; this often occurs in diabetics)

  • Stomach infections

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

  • Chronic pancreatitis

  • Thyroid disease


  • Aspirin and many other painkillers

  • Estrogen and oral contraceptives

  • Steroid medications

  • Certain antibiotics

  • Thyroid medicines


  • Eating too much, eating too fast, eating high-fat foods, or eating during stressful situations

  • Drinking too much alcohol

  • Cigarette smoking

  • Stress and fatigue


Sometimes people have persistent indigestion where no known cause is found and endoscopy is normal. This type of indigestion is called functional, or nonulcer dyspepsia. Infection with a bacterium (germ) called Helicobacter pyloriis considered as a probable factor.

How Is Indigestion Diagnosed?
What Is the Treatment for Indigestion?
When Should I Call the Doctor About Indigestion?
Symptoms similar to indigestion may be caused by heart attacks. If indigestion is unusual, accompanied by shortness of breath, sweating, or pain radiating to the jaw, neck or arm seek doctors advice immediately.

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