Gut Instincts: A Clinician's Handbook of Digestive and Liver Diseases

Eric Esrailian, MD, MPH

Chapter 11: Functional Dyspepsia (continued)

Richard J. Saad, MD, MS; William D. Chey, MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP

Dyspepsia is a term used to describe a constellation of symptoms believed to arise from the gastroduodenal region of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Symptoms include postprandial fullness and epigastric pain or burning. Accompanying symptoms include nausea, vomiting, bloating, belching, and weight loss. After excluding structural and organic etiologies, this symptom complex is termed functional dyspepsia (FD). Dyspepsia is highly prevalent with the majority of cases attributed to FD. Specific symptoms, frequency, and severity often vary over time. FD frequently overlaps with other functional…