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After I eat .. I feel fatigue in my abdomen .. I don't know how to describe this feeling but I feel the fatigue of my stomach act of digesting food .. Why's that?
Aug 24, 2014

Dr. Rania Mousa General Medicine
Indigestion is a symptom of many different conditions. It is usually related to a functional problem (difficulty processing food or stomach acids). This dysfunction of the gastrointestinal system can be caused most often by diseases, medications, and lifestyle.

>Disease or conditions that may cause indigestion may include:

ulcers ---GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)--esophagitis--hiatal hernia--gallstones
inflammation of the pancreas or of stomach --stomach infections and food poisoning--irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)--thyroid disease---gastroparesis (a condition where the stomach doesn't empty properly, this often occurs in people with diabetes)--food allergies or sensitivities (such aslactose intolerance)--depression,...
However these conditions must have other symptoms to be presented other than feeling only some discomfort after eating a meal .

>Medications that may cause indigestion include:

aspirin and many other(NSAIDs);steroids (such as prednisone,...)--estrogen and oral contraceptives birth controls to regulate periods --antibiotics (such as erythromycin and tetracycline)--thyroid medication---blood pressure medication---cholesterol medications (statin drugs)---pain medications (codeine and other narcotics).
so ,look for what you take from medicines and see if it has a digestive effect.

Lifestyle factors that may cause indigestion include and these i suspect in your case with no other symptoms :

>eating too much, eating too fast >try to eat moderately and stay comfortable after eating .
>eating fatty, greasy or spicy food>,avoid or lessen them in your meals
>excessive alcohol intake>stop or limit them
>smoking>stop smoking
>stress, fatigue and anxiety>have time for rest and relax
>caffeine>limit your caffeine intake
>moderate to intense exercise immediately after eating,>don't exercise directly after eating .
SO if any of these is the cause try to change it .

>>if you feel other symptoms beside the discomfort felt or if the symptoms worsen like complaining of :

-Loss of appetite
-Trouble swallowing
-Black, tarry stools or visible blood in stools
-Severe pain in the upper right abdomen
-Sudden, severe pain in the abdomen, particularly on the right side (the liver, gallbladder, and appendix are located here)
-Yellow coloring of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
-Discomfort unrelated to eating
-Lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting due to symptoms

Then check with a doctor to make a thorough out examination and some blood tests for proper diagnose and treatment and if the cause is medication you can talk to your doctor to switch to another .