Indigestion is a pain or discomfort in the stomach usually associated with eating. It’s a common problem that affects many people, but in most cases it's mild and only occurs occasionally.

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What are the symptoms of indigestion?

Symptoms of indigestion include experiencing a burning sensation behind your breastbone, feeling uncomfortably full, or having excessive belching or flatulence. Other signs of indigestion include bloating, nausea, and vomiting. These symptoms usually come on soon after eating or drinking, although there can sometimes be a delay between eating a meal and experiencing indigestion.

What causes indigestion?

Indigestion is caused by excess stomach acid which irritates the stomach lining. The stomach acid breaks down the lining, leading to irritation and inflammation, which can be painful. 

What are the treatment options?

Fortunately, there are several medications available to treat indigestion. Our pharmacy team can recommend the best treatment option for you. 

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