The term dyspepsia includes a very wide range of symptoms that can occur in isolation or in combination:
- localized pain or burning in the upper digestive tract
- nausea, vomiting
- postprandial fullness: feeling very full after eating
- early satiety: feeling so full shortly after eating a small amount of food that you are unable to finish your meal
- heartburn or acidity in the area of the sternum
- need to burp
We call it functional dyspepsia when one or more of these symptoms are experienced at least once a week for at least 2 months, and these symptoms cannot be attributed to any medical condition.