Definitions for upset stomach
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word upset stomach
indigestion, dyspepsia, stomach upset, upset stomach(noun)
a disorder of digestive function characterized by discomfort or heartburn or nausea
Indigestion, also known as dyspepsia, is a condition of impaired digestion. Symptoms may include upper abdominal fullness, heartburn, nausea, belching, or upper abdominal pain. People may also experience feeling full earlier than expected when eating. Dyspepsia is a common problem and is frequently caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease or gastritis. In a small minority it may be the first symptom of peptic ulcer disease and occasionally cancer. Hence, unexplained newly onset dyspepsia in people over 55 or the presence of other alarming symptoms may require further investigations. Functional indigestion is indigestion "without evidence of an organic disease that is likely to explain the symptoms". Functional indigestion is estimated to affect about 15% of the general population in western countries.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Patients can complain of headache or upset stomach, but sometimes that’s just a part of being pregnant.
If your body no longer takes in high volumes of fat or sugar, then one day out of the blue you dump a load of fat and sugar in your body, physiologically your gastrointestinal tract will react, your gut enzymes as well as bile have to go into overdrive, as they have been quiescent. This is a hardship on the body and trust me, you'll pay for it with diarrhea, upset stomach, and bloating.
Find a translation for the upset stomach definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these upset stomach definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"upset stomach." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2016. Web. 7 Feb. 2016. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/upset stomach>.