Digestive disorders or dyspepsia is a feeling of discomfort or pain in the upper abdomen that is associated with food intake. A burning sensation develops in the xiphoid process and can spread upwards via the acid reflux mechanism. It is accompanied by nausea, bloating and winds. There are some symptoms which, if present, indicate a more serious underlying illness: vomiting, difficulty in swallowing, weight loss, dark stool. If any of these symptoms occur, you should contact your doctor immediately.
Gastric acid is essential for effective digestion of food and protection against infection. However, when the acid content passes from the stomach to the esophagus, problems arise. Reasons for this may include: - too much or too little acid - hiatal hernia or weak muscular ring at the tip of the stomach - obesity, pregnancy - food intolerance
These conditions may be accompanied by serious medical problems such as gastric or duodenal ulcers, esophagitis and stomach cancer. Therefore, it is essential that you discuss such conditions with your doctor or specialist to rule out these diseases.
Many people also suffer from functional dyspepsia.
Nowadays, gastrointestinal disorders are a common occurrence, but for some people they can become chronic and a threat to their health.
Your doctor may recommend blood tests (to check for anemia or celiac disease) and / or an H. pylori test. Endoscopy may be recommended to rule out serious medical conditions. If there are no worrying symptoms, your doctor can monitor your condition without performing any further tests.
If common tests appear normal but you still experience problems, our BIORESONA team can perform a BICOM bioresonance test to detect other causes of stomach problems.