Indigestion (dyspepsia) is a general term for pain or discomfort felt in the stomach and under the ribs.

Acid reflux is when acid moves up from the stomach into the gullet (oesophagus) and causes a burning pain behind your breastbone.

Indigestion andheartburncan occur together or on their own.

It'sa common problem thataffects most people at some point. In most cases it's mild and only occursoccasionally.

This page covers:

Symptoms of indigestion

What causes indigestion

When to see your GP

Further investigations

Treating indigestion

Complications of indigestion

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 7 Oct 2016