Jones, Francis Avery
March 1983
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Mar1983, Vol. 76 Issue 3, p175
Academic Journal
The article provides information about the mechanisms and symptoms of indigestion. The author cites a study which makes a plea for more accurate definitions of indigestion and dyspepsia in medical writing. Symptoms of indigestion include re-tasting of food, water-brash, return of fluid into the throat, heartburn and upper abdominal discomfort. The possible causes of indigestion syndromes, including the role of biliary reflux and prostaglandins, and alternative treatments are discussed.


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