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Indigestion in New Jersey

The Digestive Health & Nutrition Center has two convenient locations in Lawrenceville and Princeton, New Jersey where you can receive the exceptional care you deserve. Angela Merlo, MD is an experienced Gastroenterologist and expert in the diagnosis and treatment of indigestion in adults and children.

What is Indigestion?

Dyspepsia is the medical term for indigestion and is the term used to describe many sensations including:

  • Belching excessively
  • Bloating
  • Burning, pressure or pain in the upper abdomen
  • Feeling full after eating small portions
  • Nausea
  • Uncomfortable fullness after a meal

How is Indigestion Diagnosed?

Indigestion is caused by many digestive disorders, such as:

  • Bacterial overgrowth
  • Celiac disease
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Functional digestive disorders (such as IBS, delayed gastric emptying, constipation)
  • Gastritis
  • GERD
  • Infectious Gastroenteritis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Ulcers of the esophagus, stomach, or duodenum

An accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause of indigestion is necessary for relief of symptoms. Dr. Merlo will first listen to all of your symptoms and review your complete medical history. Dr. Merlo may recommend specific blood tests. Upper endoscopy is the commonest procedure performed in Gastroenterology in people with indigestion. Dr. Merlo is highly skilled at performing upper endoscopy and the specialized techniques of biopsy.  Dr. Merlo is committed to providing her patients with the most thorough examination possible. Once the cause or your indigestion is determined, Dr. Merlo with formulate a comprehensive treatment plan to restore your health and sense of well-being.

If you or your children are experiencing indigestion and seek an adult or pediatric Gastroenterologist, contact the Digestive Health & Nutrition Center in Lawrenceville or Princeton, New Jersey for an appointment with Dr. Merlo.