Managing Dyspepsia (Indigestion) in Older Adults

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Dyspepsia (indigestion) is a common symptom characterised by discomfort or pain in the upper abdomen. It typically occurs after eating or drinking. Symptoms may include early satiation, uncomfortable fullness, bloating, nausea, vomiting, belching, flatulence, heartburn, regurgitation and diarrhoea.

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Dyspepsia (indigestion) is a common symptom characterised by discomfort or pain in the upper abdomen. It typically occurs after eating or drinking. Dyspepsia is usually mild, and most people experience occasional episodes, however, about 10% of the Australian population experiences chronic dyspepsia with no obvious cause (a condition known as functional dyspepsia).

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Great information
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02 Jun 2021
Good and informative article...
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09 Jun 2021
Great quick learning
Barbara hattam
31 May 2021
a very good read
Stuart macaulay
09 Jun 2021
I have gained better knowledge from this article. As we have a few residents with this condition
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informative and well written
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