Indigestion, otherwise called dyspepsia, is the uncomfortable feeling you get in your stomach area. The symptoms include feeling full without eating much, bloating, upper abdominal pain, burning sensation, and nausea. It can be due to overeating, smoking, anxiety, gastritis, celiac disease, etc.

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My 6-month-old daughter is throwing up quite often. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 6 months old. She is still drinking formula milk (four to five bottles of 120 to 180 ml per day), but I have been giving her a little bit of our food for the last few days. So today, I gave her water for the first time (5 oz). She drank the whole cup of water, and about ...  Read Full »

Dr. Jeffrey Aaron

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Baby-led feeding is a good thing, but certain things should be looked at while doing so. First, ensure you give the baby only 100 ml of water each time. The vomiting is mostly because of food indigestion and not because of the water or bath. Next, please burp the bab...  Read Full »

Why do I have a crampy stomach and belching even when scope tests remain clear?

Query: Hi doctor,I am in my early 60s. For the last three months, after dinner, I feel indigestion for 2 hours and have a crampy stomach with lots of belchings. Because of this, I am not on regular food. Earlier, I had a few issues, but that was manageable and not so intense. Now, even when not taking food...  Read Full »

Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern for your symptoms. Having normal endoscopy reports does not eliminate other small intestine related causes for indigestion.Constipation itself cause heartburn and belching related to incomplete evacuation due to slow intestinal movement. T...  Read Full »

I recently developed gastric issues and have had diabetes for the last 20 years. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 58 years old and weigh about 85 kg. I am an Insulin-dependent diabetic patient. I have had diabetes for the last 20 years and insulin-dependent for the last ten years. I take 1000 mg of Metformin after breakfast and dinner. I take Linagliptin 5 mg and Trinexovas 20 mg in the mornin...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I have reviewed your case history in detail. Your issues, as per your history and laboratory investigations, are : 1. Uncontrolled diabetes. 2. Elevated SGOT (serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase) likely alcohol in...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my acidity and chest heaviness?

Query: Hi doctor, 9 years before, I delivered my first baby. Since after delivery, I have suffered from breathing problem. Only when I release the gas or pass motion, I use to feel relieved. I underwent all the tests and everything was normal. It lasted for 2 years and then subsided. My diet was completely...  Read Full »

Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms are related to a gastric problem. Try to avoid herbal medication as some of them are irritating to stomach and worsen the acidity. Your symptoms and normal investigations suggest the possibility of IBS (irritable bowel disease) or indigestion from ...  Read Full »

Are my weight gain and black spots all over my stomach due to my habit of eating raw rice?

Query: Hello doctor, I have the habit of eating raw rice. I have been trying to stop eating but in vain. Recently, I have been gaining a lot of weight, my stomach has started getting bigger, and there are black spots all over my stomach. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest you stop eating raw rice. More than a sudden weight gain, eating raw rice causes bloating because of the difficulty in breaking down the rice during digestion. When there is indigestion, it not only results in bloating but also d...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing anxiety or panic attacks and stomach indigestion. Is anxiety causing my indigestion?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been getting anxiety or panic attacks. But this time, it is due to a friend of mine who passed away from a heart attack at the age of 36. I have been experiencing indigestion in my stomach area up to my throat. What could it be? Is it anxiety related?  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed your history, stress related gastritis and peptic ulcers are common. I would like to ask you some important questions. 1) What is the total duration of your symptoms? 2) Do you have unintentional weight loss? 3) Any family history of gut-related dise...  Read Full »

Are bloating sensation, indigestion, and frequent use of toilet linked to prolonged PPI use?

Query: Hello doctor, I have taken tablets of Pantoprazole 20 mg for the last ten years to control GERD. Now, I am suffering from a frequent toilet, bloating sensation, gas, indigestion, and headaches. In addition, there seems to be a low level of stomach acid, creating issues due to the prolonged use of PP...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Dear, about your health condition, chronic intake of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) leads to decreased acid in the stomach, leading to subacute intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). This may lead to bloating and indigestion. So avoid processed sugars and bakery product...  Read Full »

I have occasional sharp pain in my left chest area, indigestion, heartburn, and difficulty falling asleep. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old male, weighing 230 lbs, with a height of 5 feet 7 inches. I have been having complaints of warmness and soreness in the left chest area and under the left arm, twitching all over the body, occasional sharp pain in the left chest, indigestion, heartburn feeling, has not ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please attach the reports to guide you appropriately. For how long are you having this problem? What medicines are you taking currently? What are your current blood pressure and blood sugar values? I suggest the following: Drink plenty of ...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing stomach pain and constipation. How can I prevent it?

Query: Hi doctor, I was suffering from stomach pain (likely caused by overeating) and light constipation a few days ago, which seemed to last for a few days, prompting me to take other actions. To relieve my constipation, I decided to take a chocolate laxative. However, I unintentionally took far more than...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Acidity and gastritis are most likely to blame. However, do you also have upper abdominal pain, nausea, bloating, burping, increased pain with eating, a sour taste in your throat, or chest burning? These are other symptoms that may be pres...  Read Full »

My son throws up once in two days. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 3 years old. His weight is 15 kg. He frequently throws up like once in two days or more. He often complains of a tummy ache and asks for water. Sometimes, water helps but at times it does not and he vomits after that. He is active and fine otherwise. Also, while traveling, say l...  Read Full »

Dr. Simy Mathew

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sometimes, overeating can cause episodes of vomiting like once in two days. Or it can be just some indigestion with food. Try noticing what food he develops reactions like that to. And, most likely he has motion sickness. Most kids have such symptoms on traveling lon...  Read Full »

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