Indigestion After Eating Fatty/Oily Food

What Causes Indigestion From Fatty Foods?

Indigestion from fatty foods can have various causes, just like most other symptoms.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose indigestion from fatty foods, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "indigestion from fatty foods" as a symptom.  Here are two possibilities:
  • Poor Digestion
  • Liver Congestion

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
forgetting dreams
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undigested food in stools
current exposure to solvents
recent onset nausea
high alcohol consumption
tetracycline use
occasional bad dreams
mild upper-right pain after food
broad-spectrum antibiotic use
having a CFS diagnosis
severe flatulence
... and more than 40 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of indigestion from fatty foods:
Cause Probability Status
Liver Congestion 99% Confirm
Poor Digestion 64% Possible
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate occasional problems caused by eating, regular problems caused by eating or frequent problems caused by eating, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Is your stomach upset by fatty/oily/fried food?
Possible responses:
→ No / only if the serving is too large / don't know
→ Occasional slight indigestion after fatty food
→ Frequent slight indigestion / sometimes severe
→ Frequent severe indigestion
→ I can't tolerate fatty/oily/fried foods at all
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate fatty food intolerance, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
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