Causes of Indigestion

Simple Causes: Dyspepsia is exacerbated by various factors:

  • Spicy Food
  • Caffeine (coffee, sodas)
  • Fatty foods
  • High-fiber foods
  • Emotional upset
  • Habitual rapid eating

Chronic Indigestion: Causes of chronic indigestion include:

And many of the other causes of dyspepsia mentioned here may also cause chronic indigestion.

Gastric Motility Disorders: Chronic indigestion can arise in a disorder where the food moves too slowly through the digestive system. These are called gastric motility disorders. Gastric motility disorder causes of indigestion include:

Gastrointestinal Disorders: Various other types of gastrointestinal condition may result in indigestion, such as:

Other Causes: Various other causes of indigestion include:

Substance Causes: Various substances, toxins, drugs and medications can cause indigestion:

Causes of Similar Symptoms: This discussion only addresses the causes of symptoms of indigestion (dyspepsia). There are many other causes of abdominal pain, digestive discomfort, or other similar digestive symptoms. Review the causes of these symptoms:

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