Indigestion is a common illness that many people experience on a daily basis. Many choose to ignore the symptoms especially when they are used to the feelings of discomfort. Indigestion that is chronic can lead to an increased amount of work call-offs when individuals feel too uncomfortable with nausea or bloating to work properly. They will attribute their symptoms to other conditions and fail to seek medical attention.

While those experiencing dyspepsia often continue to work and live a functional life, the amount of call-offs from work can tarnish their work reputation. While indigestion may allow you to work and do what you do while living with the uncomfortable symptoms, it is important to receive a proper diagnosis in the event there is a more serious underlying cause of the upset stomach, bloating, and nausea.

These underlying conditions can be serious and produce severe consequences if left untreated or treated improperly. Psychiatric illnesses, gallstones, gastrointestinal disease, and dairy intolerance are just some of the conditions that would trigger dyspepsia and would require further treatment outside of treating indigestion.

If you suffer from chronic indigestion, it is best to get a proper diagnosis. It may be necessary to provide medical proof of your frequent absences on the job or you may be terminated for too much missed work.


If you suffer from a debilitating disease that triggers chronic dyspepsia, you may need to file for Social Security benefits. You can consult for free with our experienced legal team by calling 888-799-3918 or use our online contact form for more information.