Indigestion presents as discomfort after eating. It may manifest as upper abdominal pain or a general sense of discomfort in the stomach. Other symptoms may include nausea, belching, bloating, or a feeling that food is not completely digesting in one’s stomach.
Indigestion may be triggered by food allergies, rapid eating, and comsuming large portions, fatty foods, alcohol, caffeine, and spicy foods. Rarely, the symptoms of a heart attack are mistaken for indigestion, and in a small percentage of cases, serious issues like H. pylori infection, ulcers, or gastritis are present.
Naturopathic physicians may order testing to rule out more serious pathology, yet diagnosed indigestion is easily cured with simple and natural treatments.
ALETRIS naturopathic physicians investigate the cause of each patient’s indigestion and customize treatment for each patient. Call our office to schedule an appointment with an ALETRIS physician.