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What is indigestion and what causes it?

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Answered 2007-02-26 17:53:26

Indigestion, also know as heartburn is an irritation of the lining of the stomach, and/or duodenum (first part of small intestine). This can be caused by stress, nicotine, illness, caffiene, and alcohol. Certain medications can also cause this symptom, in particular aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Advil, Naprosyn, Alleve, etc.

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What causes indigestion?

indigestion or dyspepsia is caused when a stomach acid enters your gullet.

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Does a stomach ulcer cause indigestion and back ache?

not sure about indigestion but yes! it causes back ache.

How is indigestion caused?

sometimes, during a big meal, too much acid is produced and this causes indigestion.

What causes stomaches?

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Which acid causes indigestion?

Hydrochloric acid, which is the acid that dissolves food in the stomach.

What chemical causes indigestion?

Hydrochloric acids inside your stomach and other enzymes.

What food chemical causes indigestion and heartburn?

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What causes stomach acid enters your gullet?

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Why does it indigestion happen?

I've found this little article that simply explains the causes of indigestion and what can be done to keep this common condition at bay.

What causes acid indigestion?

if there is too much acid in your stomach it bubbles up you oesaphagus (the tube from mouth to stomach ) and causes ingestion .

What gives a dog indigation?

Excessive gasses and food poisoning are some of the causes of dog indigestion.

What foods should you avoid if you suffer from acid indigestion?

Spicey foods like curry, chilli,cucumber can be hard to digest and causes indigestion in a lot of people also foods containing high amounts of fat.

Is heartburn indigestion?

yes.It is a form of indigestion.

Is indigestion tablets and acid or alkali?

Indigestion tablets are alkalis which neutralise the acid in your stomach when you have indigestion.

What is a sentence with the word indigestion?

Indigestion can be soothed with medication.Indigestion is commonly caused by eating too fast. But it can also be caused by underlying medical conditions if it happens too frequently.The dog has indigestion.

Why the stomach produces acid and this causes pain and irrigation during indigestion?

Because you eat too much of your backside

Also know as indigestion?

also know as indigestion

How do you use indigestion in a sentence?

"I have an indigestion in my throat!" ************ "Do you have heartburn?" "Yeah- that pizza gave me indigestion. Got any Tums?"

Can milk cause indigestion?

Yes, milk can cause indigestion. Any kind of dairy products can lead to indigestion and heartburn. Sour cream is the leading cause of indigestion in dairy foods.

How do indigestion tablets work?

Indigestion tablets contain an alkali/base substance which neutralizes the excess hydrochloric acid in your stomach causing the indigestion, therefore stopping indigestion. This leaves water.

How does an antacid relieve the pain of indigestion?

The commonest cause of indigestion - is an excess of stomach acid. The excess causes physical discomfort in the digestive system. Antacids are alkali in composition. The alkaline products in the antacid balance neutralise the acids, which eases the discomfort.

Is poor digestion the same as indigestion?

Indigestion can be CAUSED by poor digestion

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