Indigestion history and symptoms

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Overview

Discomfort or pain in the upper abdomen, early fullness while eating, bloating, sense of fullness after eating are the usual symptoms expressed by the patients. Sometimes indigestion is accompanied by heartburn which is a separate condition.

History and Symptoms

The Rome III committee defined indigestion as one or more of the following symptoms :

  • Postprandial fullness (termed postprandial distress syndrome)
  • Early satiation (meaning inability to finish a normal sized meal or postprandial fullness)

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