ISSN ONLINE: 2558-815X
ISSN PRINT: 1584-9244
ISSN-L: 1584-9244

One in 10 Adults Meet Criteria for Functional Dyspepsia


According to a new health survey of 6,300 adults in the U.S., Canada and the UK, 10% of the general population has symptoms of functional dyspepsia. Postprandial distress syndrome was the most common subtype, occurring in 61% of those with dyspepsia, followed by epigastric pain syndrome in 18% and the overlapping subtype (patients with both syndromes) in 12%. The findings support the idea that postprandial distress is a distinct disease.



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