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Glossary for Dyspepsia

Medical terms related to Dyspepsia or mentioned in this section include:

  • Abdominal Pain: Pain in the abdominal area or stomach.
  • Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
  • Achalasia: A rare condition where the patients muscles, such as the cardiac sphincter of the stomach, are unable to relax.
  • Achlorhydria: Condition where there is no hydrochloric acid in the gastric juice
  • Acid reflux: Condition which occurs when the acid reflux into the oesophagus exceeds the normal limit
  • Acid reflux / heartburn:
  • Alcohol -- Teratogenic Agent: There is strong evidence to indicate that exposure to Alcohol during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Amebic dysentery: Intestinal inflammation caused by Entamoeba histolytica and often marked by symptoms such as frequent, loose bowel movements that contain blood and mucus. Also called intestinal amebiasis.
  • Ascites: The presence of serous fluid within the abdominal cavity
  • Belching: Producing gas from the oral area.
  • Biliary conditions: Medical conditions affecting the biliary system (liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, etc.) in digestion.
  • Breath symptoms: Breath-related symptoms including breath odor
  • Breathing symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Cholecystitis: inflammation of the gall bladder.
  • Cholelithiasis: gallstones (choleliths) are crystalline bodies formed within the body by accretion or concretion of normal or abnormal bile component.
  • Chronic Pancreatitis: Chronic ongoing inflammation of the pancreas causing digestive complaints.
  • Cirrhosis of the liver: Scarring of the liver from alcohol or other causes.
  • Congestive cardiac failure: A condition characterized by breathlessness and abnormal sodium and water retention.
  • Diarrhea: Loose, soft, or watery stool.
  • Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
  • Digestive tract cancer:
  • Duodenal conditions: Any condition that affects the duodenum
  • Duodenal ulcer: A peptic ulcer is erosion in the lining of the stomach or duodenum (the first part of the small intestine). The word "peptic" refers to pepsin, a stomach enzyme that breaks down proteins. If a peptic ulcer is located in the stomach it is called a gastric ulcer.
  • Duodenitis: Inflammation of the duodenal mucosa
  • Dyspepsia in pregnancy: Dyspepsia in pregnancy refers to indigestion like upper abdominal discomfort in a woman who is pregnant.
  • Esophageal carcinoma: A cancer of the esophagus.
  • Esophageal spasm: Esophageal spasm is involuntary contractions or convulsing of the muscles of the esophagus.
  • Esophagitis: Inflammation of the esophagus
  • Esophagus Cancer: Cancer of the esophagus in the throat.
  • Esophagus diseases: Diseases affecting the esophagus
  • Esophagus symptoms: Symptoms affecting the esophagus (digestive throat passage)
  • Extranodal Marginal Zone B-cell Lymphoma of Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue: A rare type of cancer where the B cells (a type of white blood cell) in lymph tissue associated with mucosa begin to proliferate. The cancer can affect any mucosal membrane tissue but is most common in the gastric mucosal membranes. Symptoms may vary considerable depending on the stage and location of the cancer.
  • Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
  • Fascioliasis: A rare parastitic infectious disease caused by liver fluke Fasciola hepatica which can cause blockage of the bile ducts in the liver.
  • Flatulence: Gas passed from the anus
  • GAS: Gas passed from the anus
  • Gallstones: A condition where biliary calculi form in the gallbladder
  • Gastric Ulcer: A gastric ulcer is a break in the normal tissue that lines the stomach.
  • Gastritis: gastritis is inflammation of the gastric mucosa of the stomach
  • Gastrointestinal mucormycosis: An infectious disease caused by fungus from the order Mucorales which is normally found in the soil and in decaying plant matter. Transmission is usually through the inhalation of spores. It is generally harmless to healthy individuals but can cause infection in patients who are immunocompromised or who have a serious chronic illness such as uncontrolled diabetes. Symptoms and severity can vary considerable depending on the part of the body the infection occurs in - gastrointestinal tract, skin, lungs, central nervous system, eye orbit and the paranasal sinuses. Gastrointestinal mucormycosis is very rare and involves infection of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Gastrointestinal neoplasm: A growth or excessive proliferation of cells in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract which includes the esophagus, intestine, pharynx and stomach. The growth may be benign or malignant. The symptoms are determined by the size, location and stage of the tumor.
  • Gastrointestinal tumors: Any tumor of the gastrointestinal (digestive) system, including cancers and benign tumors.
  • Gastrointestinal zygomycosis: An infectious disease caused by fungus from the orders Mucorales and Entomophthorales which are normally found in the soil and in decaying plant matter. The infection differs from mucormycosis which only involves the order Mucorales. Transmission is usually through the inhalation of spores. It is generally harmless to healthy individuals but can cause infection in patients who are immunocompromised or who have a serious chronic illness such as uncontrolled diabetes. Symptoms and severity can vary considerable depending on the part of the body the infection occurs in - gastrointestinal tract, skin, lungs, central nervous system, eye orbit and the paranasal sinuses. Gastrointestinal zygomycosis involves infection of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Gastroparesis: A condition characterized by the paralysis of the stomach
  • Gluten allergy: Gluten allergy is an adverse reaction by the body's immune system to gluten or foods containing gluten. The specific symptoms that can result can vary considerably amongst patients from a severe anaphylactic reaction to asthma, abdominal symptoms, eczema or headaches. Gluten allergy is similar to celiac disease - celiac disease only occurs in people with a genetic defect which predisposes them to the condition whereas gluten can occur in anyone but is more common in people who are also prone to other allergies.
  • Hangover: Condition following excessive alcohol consumption.
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Heart disease: Any disease that affects that heart but particularly relating to its own blood supply
  • Heartburn: Heartburn is a burning sensation experienced behind the breastbone in the upper chest due to regurgitation of stomach contents.
  • Hepatitis: Any inflammation of the liver
  • Hiatal hernia: Hernia of the stomach through the diaphragm muscle.
  • Hiatus hernia: is a protrusion of the upper part of the stomach into the thoracic cavity through a tear or weakness in the diaphragm, the most common type being sliding hiatus hernia
  • Indigestion: Imprecise term for various digestive complaints
  • Irritable bowel syndrome: A chronic non inflammatory disease with a psychophysiologic basis
  • Lactose intolerance: lactose intolerance is the inability to metabolize lactose, a sugar found in milk and other dairy products, because the required enzyme lactase is absent in the intestinal system or its availability is lowered
  • Liver symptoms: Symptoms affecting the liver
  • Mouth symptoms: Symptoms of the mouth or oral area.
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1: Rare inherited disease causing tumors in multiple glands
  • Myocardial ischaemia:
  • Nausea: The queasy feeling of nausea and often also vomiting.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Non-ulcer dyspepsia: Abdominal discomfort that is caused by gastroesophageal reflux but is not associated with ulcerations
  • Nonulcer dyspepsia: Abdominal discomfort that is caused by gastroesophageal reflux but is not associated with ulcerations
  • Opisthorchiasis: Infection with a type of fluke (Southeast Asian liver fluke or cat liver fluke). Infection usually occurs by consuming infected undercooked fish. Acute infection may cause fever, joint pain, rash, eosinophilia and lymphadenopathy where as chronic infections may cause enlarged liver, malnutrition. Mild cases can cause constipation, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Occasionally, the infection may be asymptomatic and in the other extreme, severe cases may result in complications such as cholangiocarcinoma.
  • Ovarian cancer: A condition which is characterized by a malignancy that is located in the ovary
  • Pancreatic cancer: Pancreatic cancer is a malignant neoplasm of the pancreas
  • Pancreatitis: Any inflammation that occurs in the pancreas
  • Peptic Ulcer: Ulcer on the lining of the stomach or duodenum
  • Peptic-ulcer like symptoms: Diseases which can cause symptoms leading to gastric and duodenal ulcers.
  • Pregnancy: Symptoms related to pregnancy.
  • Pregnancy symptoms: Symptoms related to pregnancy.
  • Pyloric stenosis: Narrowed opening between stomach and intestines
  • Reflux: Rising stomach acid up the esophagus
  • Respiratory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the breathing systems.
  • Scleroderma: A rare, progressive connective tissue disorder involving thickening and hardening of the skin and connective tissue. There are a number of forms of scleroderma with some forms being systemic (involving internal organs).
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • Smoking: The smoking of cigarettes
  • Stomach Conditions: Any condition that affects a persons stomach
  • Stomach cancer: Stomach or gastric cancer can develop in any part of the stomach and may spread throughout the stomach and to other organs
  • Stomach cancer, familial: Cancer of the stomach that tends to run in families.
  • Stomach symptoms: Symptoms affecting the stomach.
  • Stress: Emotional stress (sometimes refers to physical stress)
  • Throat symptoms: Symptoms affecting the throat
  • Uremia: Build up of toxins usually excreted by the kidneys, associated with real failure in a woman who is pregnant.
  • Virilising ovarian tumour: A tumour that results in the virilization of females due to hormone release
  • Yolk sack tumour: A germ cell tumour that is a proliferation of yolk sack endoderm

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Last revision: Nov 24, 2003
 

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