Non-Ulcer Dyspepsia Syndrome in Indianapolis, IN
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What is non-ulcer dyspepsia syndrome?
Dyspepsia is a condition that affects 25% of the population. It is defined as upper abdominal pain, burning, bloating, indigestion, or early fullness after eating. It is frequently associated with gas, belching, and bloating. What distinguishes the condition of non-ulcer dyspepsia from other conditions is the absence of identifiable pathology on diagnostic testing. For instance, testing done such as upper endoscopy, ultrasound imaging, laboratory testing, and CAT scan of the abdomen are all normal.
If you believe you could be dealing with this condition, reach out to our team at Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology for additional information. We will work with you to determine what is happening, and how we can help you maintain a better quality of life.
What causes non-ulcer dyspepsia syndrome?
Non-ulcer dyspepsia syndrome is a common and frustrating problem for Indianapolis, IN patients because of the nature of the condition. The cause of this condition is unknown, but several theories exist. These theories include:
- An overproduction of gastric acid
- Failure of the stomach to relax appropriately (especially after eating)
- Increased sensitivity of the digestive system to various stimuli such as air or temperature
Some patients, despite our best efforts, never get full relief from their discomfort. Fortunately, this condition is not life-threatening but merely a nuisance. It is important to make sure that other conditions that can mimic non-ulcer dyspepsia such as celiac sprue, gastroparesis, peptic ulcers, pancreatic disease, gallbladder disease, and possibly bacterial overgrowth are ruled out before assuming someone has non-ulcer dyspepsia.
If you believe you are dealing with non-ulcer dyspepsia syndrome, contact our team. We will figure out what works best for you so that you can experience some relief from this condition. Request an appointment to receive the quality GI treatment you need.
What treatments are available for non-ulcer dyspepsia syndrome?
While there are few proven effective treatments, there are different treatment approaches that can be taken to help with your symptoms and discomfort. This includes the use of acid-suppressing medications, treatment of bacteria that can inhabit the stomach (H. pylori), use of medications that can facilitate movement of food through the upper gastrointestinal tract, improving gastric relaxation (Zelnorm), and use of medications that can alter the perception of pain (Elavil).
To learn more about the treatment we provide, contact us at our Indianapolis, IN location. We will work diligently to find a treatment option that provides relief.
Relief you require from your GI syndrome
If you've experienced frustrating signs of abdominal pain, you don't have to continue with the problem on your own. Non-ulcer dyspepsia syndrome can be a difficult condition to diagnose. But when you schedule an appointment with our GI providers at Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology we will work with you to pinpoint your symptoms and address your worries so you can get back to a life you enjoy. Request a consultation in Indianapolis, IN to learn more.
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