Innere Medizin: Offener Zugang

Innere Medizin: Offener Zugang
Offener Zugang

ISSN: 2165-8048


Functional Dyspepsia: An Unresolved Issue

Mukhtar Mehboob, Muhammad Zubair, Rubina Naz, Shahina Tabassum and Muhammad Ashraf Achackzai

Functional dyspepsia (FD) is one of the commonest medical problems which affect the quality of life. Due to its global presentation variety of symptoms recorded, therefore no global consensus developed. The recorded symptoms of functional dyspepsia are nonspecific and the pathophysiology is diverse. The role of genetics in the susceptibility of FD is still not well established. The last Rome III criteria defined the FD as symptoms of epigastric pain or discomfort, early satiety and postprandial fullness with in the last three months with symptoms not less than six months. Patient cannot have any evidence of structural disease and predominant Gastro esophageal reflux symptoms. Failure to respond to ‘test and treat approach’ is also categorize as FD. A universally effective treatment for functional dyspepsia remains elusive. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the details in perspective of functional dyspepsia.