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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is functional dyspepsia?

A condition where symptoms such as pain or indigestion persist, even though investigations of the stomach and esophagus show no abnormalities.

Symptoms of functional dyspepsia

  • Upset tummy / upper abdominal discomfort

  • Heartburn; painful burning feeling in the chest or throat

  • Upper central abdominal pain

  • Excessive burping

  • Burning or hunger sensation in the stomach

  • Unbalanced diet

  • Diet rich in meat and fat

  • Mental stress or physical exhaustion

Questions your doctor may ask to check for functional dyspepsia

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose functional dyspepsia

  • Do you have discomfort (but not pain) around the upper part of your abdomen /stomach? Such as an upset tummy?

  • Do you have heartburn?

  • Do you have pain in the pit of the stomach (top middle of the abdomen)?

  • Do you burp a lot everyday?

  • Do you have a burning or hunger sensation in the pit of your stomach?

Treatment for functional dyspepsia

The focus of treatment is lifestyle changes, such as avoiding certain foods (e.g. fatty, spicy) that can trigger it. The doctor may prescribe medications to remove a certain bacteria from the gut, and control stomach acid levels.

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