Classified by a burning pain or uncomfortable feeling in the upper middle part of the abdomen, Dyspepsia literally means ‘bad digestion’ and is often the result of a peptic ulcer in the stomach – but this isn’t always the root cause.
It’s estimated that about 25% of people suffer from this gastro disorder at some point in their lives, so if you have IBS or experience frequent indigestion, it may be worthwhile to check out whether or not you’re actually suffering from Dyspepsia.
Here are the symptoms to look out for:
Bloating (a feeling of uncomfortable fullness)
Burning stomach pain
Possible causes include:
Certain medications (particularly Aspirin)
Smoking (increases stomach acids and may also aggravate gastro-oesophageal reflux)
Certain foods (especially chilli/spice)
Late night snacking
If these symptoms sound familiar, and your doctor is sure it isn’t anything more serious, consider taking Artigest IBS™, a first-to-market product in South Africa which has clinically proven to reduce gastric motility symptoms related to irritable bowel syndrome and dyspepsia, such as bloating and abdominal pain, gastric fullness, early satiety and nausea. It contains Prodigest®, a patented combination of two standardised ingredients: a lipophilic CO2 extract of ginger roots (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) and a unique extract of artichoke leaves (Cynara cardunculus L.) that has shown benefits for improved digestion. Improvements have been remarkable in IBS sufferers, with 86% of the research group reporting a marked reduction in intensity of symptoms.
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