What is dyspepsia?

Dyspepsia

Dyspepsia (from the Greek δυσ- dys- and πέψις pepsis "digestion"), also known as upset stomach or indigestion, refers to a condition of impaired digestion. It is a medical condition characterized by chronic or recurrent pain in the upper abdomen, upper abdominal fullness and feeling full earlier than expected when eating. It can be accompanied by bloating, belching, nausea, or heartburn. Dyspepsia is a common problem, and is frequently associated with, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or gastritis. In a small minority it may be the first symptom of peptic ulcer disease (an ulcer of the stomach or duodenum) and occasionally cancer. Hence, unexplained newly onset dyspepsia in people over 55 or the presence of other alarming symptoms may require further investigations.

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Some articles on dyspepsia:

Hyperacidity - Treatment
... Functional and undifferentiated dyspepsia have similar treatments ... included heartburn in the definition of dyspepsia ... It has been noted that one of the most frustrating aspects of treating functional dyspepsia is that these traditional agents have been shown to have little or no efficacy ...
Hyperacidity
... Dyspepsia (from the Greek δυσ- dys- and πέψις pepsis "digestion"), also known as indigestion, is a condition of impaired digestion ... Dyspepsia is a common problem and is frequently caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or gastritis ... Hence, unexplained newly onset dyspepsia in people over 55 or the presence of other alarming symptoms may require further investigations ...
Dyspepsia - Treatment - H. Pylori Connection
... pylori and functional dyspepsia has been controversial, with several trials finding a benefit and others finding no benefit a 2003 Cochrane Collaboration review found that treating H ... pylori did have a small effect in improving nonulcer dyspepsia symptoms ... eradication provided significant benefits to primary care patients with functional dyspepsia." according to a randomized controlled trial ...
Hyperacidity - Treatment - H. Pylori Connection
... pylori and functional dyspepsia has been controversial, with several trials finding a benefit and others finding no benefit a 2003 Cochrane Collaboration review found that treating H ... did have a small effect in improving nonulcer dyspepsia symptoms ... pylori eradication provided significant benefits to primary care patients with functional dyspepsia." according to a randomized controlled trial ...

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