Dr Matthew Hall

Functional dyspepsia

Functional dyspepsia can be thought of as irritable bowel of the stomach. Patients experience upper abdominal discomfort, nausea, bloating and easy fullness. Gastroscopy is usually needed to identify other possible causes of symptoms such as helicobacter pylori infection or celiac disease. Treatments can include: a trial of acid reducing medication or medication to reduce discomfort, and addressing lifestyle factors such as diet, stress and exercise.