February 2007
Gut;Feb2007 Supplement 1, Vol. 56, p28
Academic Journal
The article reports on the prevalence of functional gastrointestinal disorders in Great Britain including their symptoms, incidence rate, morbidity and the costs to society, and offers suggestions for their effective management. Symptoms include dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome, and globus, and as stated, these ailments have a negative impact on the quality of life of the patient. Skilled healthcare workforce, trained physicians and specialist nurses are recommended for patient's care.


Related Articles

  • Gastric Emptying in Migraine: A Comparison With Functional Dyspepsia. Yeon Hwa Yu; Yunju Jo; Jun Young Jung; Byung Kun Kim; Ju Won Seok // Journal of Neurogastroenterology & Motility;Oct2012, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p412 

    Background/Aims Gastric stasis in migraineurs remains controversial. The aim of this study is to investigate gastric emptying (GE) time, and any associations between GE parameters and dyspeptic symptoms among patients with functional dyspepsia (FD) and migraine without any gastrointestinal...

  • The aim of treatment is symptom relief for the patient.  // New Zealand Doctor;6/10/2015, p38 

    The article presents a case study of a 35-year-old man who experienced abdominal pain, feels bloated, and slightly nauseated with the pain. He was diagnosed with functional dyspepsia which is a chronic disorder of sensation and movement in the upper digestive tract. It notes that the treatment...

  • Symptomatic Treatment and H. pylori Eradication Therapy for Nonulcer Dyspepsia. Smucny, John // American Family Physician;11/1/2001, Vol. 64 Issue 9, p1605 

    Presents a review of studies on symptomatic treatment and Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy for nonulcer dyspepsia. Presentation of a clinical case; Discussion of the effectiveness of symptomatic treatments for nonulcer dyspepsia; Costs, compliance difficulties and adverse effects of...

  • Test-and-Eradicate Strategy Is Effective for Dyspepsia. Walling, Anne D. // American Family Physician;2/15/2001, Vol. 63 Issue 4, p740 

    Focuses on a study which examined the efficacy and safety of the test-and-eradicate strategy against initial endoscopy of dyspeptic patients. Methodology; Results of the study; Conclusion.

  • The Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment of Excessive Belching Symptoms. Kessing, Boudewijn F; Bredenoord, Albert J; Smout, André J P M // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Aug2014, Vol. 109 Issue 8, p1196 

    Excessive belching is a commonly observed complaint in clinical practice that can occur not only as an isolated symptom but also as a concomitant symptom in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or functional dyspepsia. Impedance monitoring has revealed that there are two...

  • Effects on gastrointestinal functions and symptoms of serotonergic psychoactive agents used in functional gastrointestinal diseases. Grover, Madhusudan; Camilleri, Michael // Journal of Gastroenterology;Feb2013, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p177 

    The effects of antidepressants on the gastrointestinal tract may contribute to their potential efficacy in functional dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome; buspirone, a prototype 5-HT1A agonist, enhances gastric accommodation and reduces postprandial symptoms in response to a challenge meal....

  • How can I treat indigestion? Thomas, Helen; Gerson, Lauren B.; Vaughan, Karen // Natural Health;Nov/Dec2013, Vol. 43 Issue 6, p34 

    The article presents experts' tips on preventing and treating indigestion including eating breakfast, lunch and dinner around the same time every day, avoiding eating three hours before bedtime and drinking water with a slice of lemon or lime and bite the peel before each meal.

  • Non-motor Parkinson's: integral to motor Parkinson's, yet often neglected. Todorova, Antoniya; Jenner, Peter; Chaudhuri, K. Ray // Practical Neurology (BMJ Publishing Group);Oct2014, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p310 

    Non-motor symptoms are a key component of Parkinson's disease, possibly representing a clinical biomarker of its premotor phase. The burden of non-motor symptoms can define a patient's health-related quality of life. Non-motor symptoms substantially increase the cost of care —requiring...

  • Patients at the centre: in our practice, and in our use of language. Guyate, Gordon; Montori, Victor; Devereaux, P. J.; Schünemann, Holger; Bhandari, Mohit // Evidence Based Medicine;Jan/Feb2004, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p6 

    The article presents information about a parental model of patient care. The parental model has its strengths and in the past it is very likely that many patients preferred leaving the decisions to their doctors, particularly when the knowledge gap between physicians and the lay public was...


Read the Article


Sign out of this library

Other Topics