Indigestion (also called dyspepsia) describes a number of symptoms that can occur after eating or drinking certain types of food, eating too quickly or simply eating too much.

  • Indigestion is usually not serious but it can be uncomfortable or painful enough to affect your quality of life
  • It affects almost everyone at some point in their lives
  • Symptoms occur rarely for some people and daily for others
  • Pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to indigestion

Frequently Asked Questions

Following the self-care techniques mentioned above can help to lower your risk of suffering indigestion. Many patients with indigestion find that their symptoms improve with self-help and advice from health professionals. 

Talk to our experienced pharmacists who can help you find the best indigestion treatment. For example, they may recommend treatments to ease the burning feeling or pain that comes with indigestion.

You should seek treatment for indigestion, especially if you have heartburn and repeated pain. Recurring, severe indigestion can result in long-term problems with parts of your digestive tract. For instance, it can lead to scarring of your oesophagus. Rarely, a serious underlying health condition can cause indigestion.

Our highly trained clinicians will be able to advise you on simple changes to your diet and lifestyle, and recommend medications such as antacids which will help improve your symptoms.

You should make sure you see a doctor if you experience repeated indigestion, are in serious pain, have difficulty swallowing, have lost weight without intending to or find you keep vomiting. You should also seek medical advice if you feel like you have a lump in your stomach, have iron deficiency anemia or have blood in your stools or vomit.

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When you come to us for help with dyspepsia, youll get the very best advice and service.