Dyspepsia - Definition

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Dyspepsia means difficult digestion. It is characterized by pain or discomfort after food intake, located at the upper part of the abdomen. Bloating, nausea or vomiting, and a full feeling from the very first bites of food are common symptoms. It can be chronic, occasional or frequent, and of various intensities. It is called dyspepsia when no other lesion causing the symptoms can be identified.