Simple indigestion affects nearly everyone from time to time, and though it is not considered to be a serious health condition, it can be quite bothersome. Digestive complaints can be the result of many issues such as a poor diet, an altered gut microbial balance, chronic infection, stress, H. pylori infection and/or gluten sensitivity just to name a few. It is typically characterized by abdominal discomfort that often occurs after eating a meal, but it may not always be related to food. Symptoms also include heartburn, bloating, stomach pain, passing gas, belching, diarrhea, constipation and/or nausea. A complete health review, possibly including a detailed lab work up is always an important first step towards identifying the cause and to ruling in or out other more serious health concerns including any one of the ones listed below.
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