Indigestion Dyspepsia

Submitted by Thiruvelan on Wed, 04/24/2013
Indigestion Dyspepsia

What is indigestion dyspepsia? It is an impaired digestion with feeling of fullness discomfort after meals without any organic disease.

What is indigestion or dyspepsia?

Indigestion is a condition of impaired digestion, which refers to a feeling of fullness or discomfort during or after a meal accompanied by burning or pain in the upper stomach. Indigestion is also known as dyspepsia.

Generally, dyspepsia effects in approximately one out of four adults. About one-half of them has classified as having functional dyspepsia.

Indigestion prevalence

Indigestion is a common condition in adults and can occur in a while or as often as every day. Functional dyspepsia (previously known as non-ulcer dyspepsia) is dyspepsia without any organic disease explaining the symptoms. Functional dyspepsia is affecting about 15% of the general population.

Are you at risk for Indigestion?

Indigestion can affect all ages and of both sexes. It is extremely common; the risk towards it increases with excess alcohol consumption, use of certain drugs irritating stomach (eg. aspirin), digestive tract abnormality and emotional problems (anxiety or depression).

Dyspepsia classification

Functional dyspepsia is classifying into three categories; they are an ulcer like, dysmotility like, and idiopathic dyspepsia (unspecified).

  • Reflux-like dyspepsia has symptoms of heartburn and acid regurgitation.
  • Ulcer-like dyspepsia has symptoms of epigastric pain. It has accompanied by other symptoms, such as hunger pain sometimes relieved by eating, antacids, night pain, periodic pain, and pain in the upper-middle region of the abdomen.
  • Dysmotility-like dyspepsia has symptoms of nausea, bloating, fullness, early satiety. It has accompanied by other symptoms, such as early enough feeling when eating, after meal fullness, nausea, recurrent retching and/or vomiting, upper abdominal bloating, and discomfort aggravated by food.
  • Idiopathic dyspepsia (Nonspecific) has not fulfilled criteria for ulcer-like or dysmotility like dyspepsia.

What is functional dyspepsia?

Functional dyspepsia is characterizing by chronic or recurrent pain or discomfort, specifically in the upper abdomen. Unlike irritable bowel syndrome, symptoms are non-related to the defecation process. There is no confirmation of organic disease or structural or biochemical abnormality.