Dyspepsia

Dyspepsia is a common condition and usually describes a group of symptoms rather than one predominant symptom. These symptoms include:

  • Belly pain or discomfort.
  • Bloating.
  • Feeling uncomfortably full after eating.
  • Nausea.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Heartburn.
  • Burping up food or liquid (regurgitation).
  • Burping.

Most people will experience some symptoms of dyspepsia within their lifetimes.

Common causes of dyspepsia include:

  • Burped-up stomach juices and gas (regurgitation or reflux) caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or a hiatal hernia.
  • A disorder that affects movement of food through the intestines, such as irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Peptic (stomach) ulcer or duodenal ulcer.
  • An inability to digest milk and dairy products (lactose intolerance).
  • Gallbladder pain (biliary colic) or inflammation (cholecystitis).
  • Anxiety or depression.
  • Side effects of caffeine, alcohol, or medicines. Examples of medicines that may cause dyspepsia are aspirin and similar drugs, antibiotics, steroids, digoxin, and theophylline.
  • Swallowed air.
  • Stomach cancer.

You can make changes to your lifestyle to help relieve your symptoms of dyspepsia. Here are some things to try:

  • Change your eating habits.
    • It’s best to eat several small meals instead of two or three large meals.
    • After you eat, wait 2 to 3 hours before you lie down. Late-night snacks aren’t a good idea.
    • Chocolate, mint, and alcohol can make dyspepsia worse. They relax the valve between the esophagus and the stomach.
    • Spicy foods, foods that have a lot of acid (like tomatoes and oranges), and coffee can make dyspepsia worse in some people. If your symptoms are worse after you eat a certain food, you may want to stop eating that food to see if your symptoms get better.
  • Do not smoke or chew tobacco.
  • If you get dyspepsia at night, raise the head of your bed 6 to 8 inches by putting the frame on blocks or placing a foam wedge under the head of your mattress. (Adding extra pillows does not work.)
  • Do not wear tight clothing around your middle.
  • Lose weight if you need to. Losing just 5 to 10 pounds can help.

Treatment depends on what is causing the problem. If no specific cause is found, treatment focuses on relieving symptoms with medicine.

 

Source: www.webmd.com

Services
Ambulance Services
An ambulance is a vehicle for transportation of sick or injured people to, from or between places of...
READ MORE
Blood Bank
The CMC Blood Bank provides safe and quality blood and blood components for its patients. It also aims to...
READ MORE
Calamba Eye Center (CEC)
CALAMBA EYE CENTER who was an affiliate of the Calamba Medical Center was established in 1996 to provide quality...
READ MORE
Canteen
Canteen is committed to create a venue where the utmost experience of the clients would be its primary priority....
READ MORE
Cardiac Care Unit
ELECTROCARDIOGRAM: ECG or EKG is a test that checks for problems with...
READ MORE
VIEW ALL
Newsroom
Tuli Summer Package
Make this a summer to REMEMBERTuli Summer Package Now Available!
READ MORE
CMC Welcomes Resident Doctors and Consultants
Calamba Medical Center opens its doors for...
READ MORE
Father’s Day Promo
Package 1 - Tatay PackagePackage 2 - Erpat PackagePackage 3 - Daddy Package
READ MORE
CMC Newsletter
CMC Newletter January-March 2016
READ MORE
VIEW ALL