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Topic: Dyspepsia, pain in upper abdomen or chest

  1. Fact Sheet: Antacids


    By: W. Grant Thompson, MD, FRCPC

    Antacids seem to help many of those with bloating or nonulcer dyspepsia, as well as heartburn. A discussion of various antacids. 

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  2. Fact Sheet: Gastroparesis


    By: Frank Friedenberg, MD; Henry P. Parkman, MD

    Gastroparesis is a disorder in which the stomach empties very slowly. The delay in stomach emptying can result in bothersome symptoms that interfere with a patient’s life. This article reviews symptoms, tests, and treatments for gastroparesis.

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  3. Fact Sheet: Indigestion


    By: Information Adapted from the National Diseases Information Clearinghouse NIH

    Indigestion, also known as upset stomach or dyspepsia, is discomfort or a burning feeling in the upper abdomen. It is often accompanied by nausea, abdominal bloating, belching, and sometimes vomiting. Revised and updated 2009.

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  4. Fact Sheet: Distal Esophageal Spasm (DES) - Formerly Known as Diffuse Esophageal Spasm


    By: R. Matthew Gideon, MD; Philip O. Katz, MD, FACP, FACG

    DES is a rare disorder. Usual symptoms are chest pain and trouble swallowing. The chest pain can feel like a heart attack. Tests are needed to diagnose DES. DES does not lead to other serious illnesses. Most patients can be treated successfully. A review.

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  5. Fact Sheet: Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: Adult Neurogenic Dysphagia -- Disorders and Conditions that Disrupt Swallowing


    By: Shaheen Hamdy, MB, ChB, PhD

    Dysphagia is a disorder characterized by difficulty swallowing. Swallowing involves more than transporting material from the mouth to the stomach for digestion. It also involves protection of the airway, rejection of harmful ingested substances, and the preparation of foods for digestion. When swallowing is disrupted, the consequences can be devastating. This article provides an overview of causes, medical assessment, complications, and management of neurogenic dysphagia.

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  6. Fact Sheet: Treating Functional Dyspepsia


    By: Brian E. Lacy, PhD, MD; Michael P. Jones, MD

    Dyspepsia is a common disorder that affects up to 30% of the general population. Symptoms of dyspepsia include upper abdominal pain or discomfort and frequently include symptoms of burning, pressure, or fullness often, but not necessarily, related to meals. Other common symptoms include early feeling of fullness (satiety), nausea, belching, and bloating. While dyspeptic symptoms may develop due to diseases such as peptic
    ulcer or gastritis, the vast majority of patients with dyspeptic symptoms are ultimately diagnosed as having functional dyspepsia.

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  7. DHM: Digestive Health Matters 17.01 - Spring 2008 - ELECTRONIC PDF


    By: International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders IFFGD

    Digestive Health Matters 17.01 - Spring 2008 - ELECTRONIC PDF

    In this issue:

    • IBS: An Approach to Treating Patients 
    • IBS in Children and Adolescents 
    • IBS, Heartburn, Dyspepsia: What's the Difference? 
    • Treating Functional Dyspepsia: What are Your Options? 
    • Clinical Corner – Answers to Your Questions About Digestive Health 
      - Is nausea a symptom associated with IBS? How is it treated? 
      - Are rice-based foods recommended for people with digestive disorders like IBS?
      - Can a colonoscopy procedure cause changes in bowel habits?
    • Lactose Intolerance: Definition, Symptoms and Treatment
    • Digestive Health Research: Barrett's Esophagus Risk Factors 
    • Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: IBS: Searching for Underlying Causes

    Remember, Digestive Health Matters is FREE to Members.

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