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Approach to Dyspepsia

By Theresa Koppert and Thomas J. Elmslie

Abstract

Dyspepsia is a common presenting problem of patients in family medicine. Dyspepsia can be caused by a number of underlying conditions, from peptic ulcer disease to functional disorders. Primary-care physicians need to develop an approach to the investigation and treatment of dyspepsia which maximizes symptom relief while minimizing patient discomfort and health costs. This article assesses the current literature on dyspepsia and outlines the evidence for various management strategies

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