Definition and causes

The word means dyspepsia indigestion, but used as a catch-all term for a number of non-specific symptoms of stomach and intestinal twelve finger. Over one quarter of the Danish population during one year experience to have dyspepsia. Of these, only a small proportion seek medical attention.
Dyspepsia may be due to a wide range of conditions or diseases of very different origin and severity. In many cases due to poor digestion simply a diet that contains too little dietary fiber. Usually the condition is harmless (seePrecautions and diagnosisbelow), but recurrent or continuous dyspepsia should be investigated for possible reasons as follows:

Modes of gastrointestinal tract

  • Ulcers.
  • Stomach acids Fluke.
  • Mavekatar.
  • Some states with malabsorption.
  • Inflammation of the pancreas.
  • Gallstones.
  • Some cancers (see tumors in the small intestine).

Metabolic Diseases

  • Diabetes (diabetes).
  • Diseases of the thyroid.


  • Certain types of heart disease.
  • Certain types of medication.

Symptoms can be described as dyspepsia

Symptoms are often ukarakteriske often måltisdsrelaterede and is located in the upper part of the stomach:
  • Period Expand or constant pain or just feeling uncomfortable.
  • Feeling satiety.
  • Bloating.
  • Nausea.
  • Sure opstød and heartburn.

Precautions and diagnosis

By recurring symptoms of the type mentioned above, seek medical attention. It can often be difficult to make a diagnosis. Looking at one group of patients under investigation for dyspepsia and without any serious symptoms such as weight loss and bleeding will be less than 1% of cancer, a small group to have ulcers, a small group have spiserørskatar and in the vast majority will not could be something of importance.
What precautions must be taken, depending on the cause of dyspepsia (see the individual diseases). But we can try to notice when and in which compounds the symptoms arise.
The diagnosis is made through blood tests, examination of faeces or by kikkertundersøgelse combined with removal of a tissue (biopsy).

Treatment of dyspepsia

The treatment of dyspepsia should be addressed after a possibly. underlying cause. If this can not be found, we must try to avoid the things or situations can think of to connect with symptoms.



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