Also called dyspepsia, indigestion is a term used to describe a feeling of fullness or discomfort during or after a meal. Burning or pain in the upper stomach can accompany indigestion.
Symptoms of indigestion may include:
Bloating (full feeling).
Belching and gas.
Nausea and vomiting.
Burning in the stomach or upper abdomen.
These symptoms may increase in times of stress.
Indigestion is believed to be “too much” acid, but in reality there is too little acid to digest the food properly and therefore the food cannot break down sufficiently to leave the stomach normally and may try to come up into the esophagus causing acid reflux.