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Indigestion

MedGen UID:
41681
Concept ID:
C0013395
Sign or Symptom
Synonyms: Dyspepsia; Dyspepsias; Indigestions
SNOMED CT: Indigestion (162031009); Dyspepsia (162031009)
 

Definition

Nearly everyone has had indigestion at one time. It's a feeling of discomfort or a burning feeling in your upper abdomen. You may have heartburn or belch and feel bloated. You may also feel nauseated, or even throw up. You might get indigestion from eating too much or too fast, eating high-fat foods, or eating when you're stressed. Smoking, drinking too much alcohol, using some medicines, being tired, and having ongoing stress can also cause indigestion or make it worse. Sometimes the cause is a problem with the digestive tract, like an ulcer or GERD. Avoiding foods and situations that seem to cause it may help. Because indigestion can be a sign of a more serious problem, see your health care provider if it lasts for more than two weeks or if you have severe pain or other symptoms. Your health care provider may use x-rays, lab tests, and an upper endoscopy to diagnose the cause. You may need medicines to treat the symptoms. NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.  [from MedlinePlus]

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CClinical test,  RResearch test,  OOMIM,  GGeneReviews
  • CROGIndigestion

Recent clinical studies

Etiology

Eskelinen M, Selander T, Lipponen P, Juvonen P
Isr Med Assoc J 2014 Aug;16(8):497-501. PMID: 25269341
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Diagnosis

Eskelinen M, Selander T, Lipponen P, Juvonen P
Isr Med Assoc J 2014 Aug;16(8):497-501. PMID: 25269341
Am Fam Physician 2011 Mar 1;83(5):554. PMID: 21391522
Bruppacher R, Gyr N, Fisch T
Baillieres Clin Gastroenterol 1988 Apr;2(2):275-92. PMID: 3044463
Simpson FG, Kay J, Aber CP
Postgrad Med J 1984 May;60(703):338-40. PMID: 6739390Free PMC Article
Mendeloff AI
Postgrad Med 1976 Jan;59(1):193-9. PMID: 1246536

Therapy

Choi SW, Kang SH, Kwon OS, Park HW, Lee S, Koo BS, Nam GB
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2012 Mar;35(3):e59-61. Epub 2010 Sep 30 doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2010.02912.x. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 20883511
Garber K
J Natl Cancer Inst 2011 May 4;103(9):708-10. Epub 2011 Apr 22 doi: 10.1093/jnci/djr168. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21515831
Ritter JM
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Duke Med Health News 2009 May;15(5):12. PMID: 19746516
Chait J
Diabetes Self Manag 2009 May-Jun;26(3):32, 34. PMID: 19552001

Prognosis

Eskelinen M, Selander T, Lipponen P, Juvonen P
Isr Med Assoc J 2014 Aug;16(8):497-501. PMID: 25269341
Kurppa K, Paavola A, Collin P, Sievänen H, Laurila K, Huhtala H, Saavalainen P, Mäki M, Kaukinen K
Gastroenterology 2014 Sep;147(3):610-617.e1. Epub 2014 May 13 doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2014.05.003. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24837306
Vu D, Tellez-Corrales E, Yang J, Qazi Y, Shah T, Naraghi R, Hutchinson IV, Min DI
Transpl Immunol 2013 Dec;29(1-4):155-61. Epub 2013 May 27 doi: 10.1016/j.trim.2013.05.005. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23721685
Rashid L, Velanovich V
HPB (Oxford) 2012 Jan;14(1):9-13. Epub 2011 Oct 25 doi: 10.1111/j.1477-2574.2011.00396.x. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22151445Free PMC Article
Baron JH, Sonnenberg A
Gut 2002 Apr;50(4):568-70. PMID: 11889081Free PMC Article

Clinical prediction guides

Eskelinen M, Selander T, Lipponen P, Juvonen P
Isr Med Assoc J 2014 Aug;16(8):497-501. PMID: 25269341
Vu D, Tellez-Corrales E, Yang J, Qazi Y, Shah T, Naraghi R, Hutchinson IV, Min DI
Transpl Immunol 2013 Dec;29(1-4):155-61. Epub 2013 May 27 doi: 10.1016/j.trim.2013.05.005. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23721685
Rashid L, Velanovich V
HPB (Oxford) 2012 Jan;14(1):9-13. Epub 2011 Oct 25 doi: 10.1111/j.1477-2574.2011.00396.x. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22151445Free PMC Article
Bryner P, Staerker PG
J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1996 Jun;19(5):317-23. PMID: 8792321
Eisenstein R, Kawanoue S
Am J Pathol 1975 Aug;80(2):309-16. PMID: 169701Free PMC Article

Recent systematic reviews

Donovan KA, Donovan HS, Cella D, Gaines ME, Penson RT, Plaxe SC, von Gruenigen VE, Bruner DW, Reeve BB, Wenzel L
J Natl Cancer Inst 2014 Jul;106(7) Epub 2014 Jul 8 doi: 10.1093/jnci/dju128. PMID: 25006190Free PMC Article
Sicherer SH, Bock SA
J Allergy Clin Immunol 2006 Jun;117(6):1419-22. Epub 2006 Apr 3 doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2006.01.051. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 16751007
Hind D, Wyld L, Beverley CB, Reed MW
Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2006 Jan 25;(1):CD004272. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD004272.pub2. PMID: 16437480
Erstad BL
J Am Pharm Assoc (Wash) 2002 May-Jun;42(3):460-8. PMID: 12030633
Bryner P, Staerker PG
J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1996 Jun;19(5):317-23. PMID: 8792321

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