What is indigestion?

Indigestion is pain or discomfort which can take the form of heartburn.

The pain or discomfort can be felt in your upper abdomen – dyspepsia – or behind the breastbone – heartburn.

Indigestion is usually related to eating, with stomach acid coming into contact with the sensitive lining of the digestive system, causing irritation and inflammation.

Symptoms of indigestion

Symptoms of indigestion include:

  • Feeling bloated
  • Nausea
  • Belching
  • Bringing up fluid or food into the gullet

Treatments for indigestion

Indigestion can usually be treated at home and simple changes to your diet and lifestyle can make a difference.

You can speak to your local Rightdose pharmacist for health advice. 

At Rightdose, you can make online purchases for the following products for indigestion and have them delivered to your home:

  • Antacids
  • Indigestion tablets

If you have recurring indigestion and it is associated with other symptoms, such as difficulty swallowing or vomiting, you should contact your GP.