Dyspepsia isn’t a chronic disorder; rather, it is a common problem amongst many individuals leading to a group of abdominal discomforts, especially of the upper abdomen. Some of its symptoms include feeling too full, bloating, nausea, and gas. Usually, dyspepsia isn’t a severe problem, but it can turn dangerous if it goes unaddressed for a long time. Besides, dyspepsia can also be a cause of an underlying issue, because of which, you must always get yourself checked if you experience frequent indigestion, abdominal pains, shortness of breath, heartburn, backache, and other similar symptoms.
Symptoms of Dyspepsia
Essentially, dyspepsia is an upper gastrointestinal condition that can have a whole bunch of symptoms. A majority of the population doesn’t seek or require any medical aid. However, a few handfuls do land up in the emergency room. If you have dyspepsia or difficult digestion, you might experience the following symptoms:
- Abdominal pain
- Acidic taste in the mouth
- Breath shortness
- Back pain
- Chest pain
- Dark stool
- Epigastric pain and burning
- Feeling bloated
- Feelings of fullness (or early satiety)
- General physical discomforts
- Loss of appetite
- Mental confusion
Types of Dyspepsia
The common name for dyspepsia is “indigestion” or “bad/ difficult digestion.” It doesn’t necessarily relate to a poor diet or eating patterns. Apart from that, dyspepsia isn’t severe if it occurs occasionally and can be treated with over-the-counter medications. However, circumstances can get unbearable if you frequently have an upset stomach, do nothing about it, or see no relief with usual treatments.
More than half of the sufferers observe relief with their symptoms over time. However, some people get really restless about the condition, as an upset stomach affects not just your digestion but both your mind and body. Thus, seeing a specialist is in your best interest, for your well-being must be your priority.
For better understanding, here is what you must know about different dyspepsia types so you can look for the necessary treatments and know if you are on the correct healing journey. Basically, there are two different types of dyspepsia: Functional and Organic.
Functional Dyspepsia – If you have functional dyspepsia, fret not. Most people fall into this category. With functional dyspepsia, you can experience early satiation or bothersome fullness, a common complaint we see at our clinic. Epigastric pain is also a typical symptom with functional dyspepsia. Moreover, the signs of functional dyspepsia cannot be diagnosed through endoscopy, imagining, and histology.
Organic Dyspepsia – With organic dyspepsia, you can determine a solid problem leading to your discomforts. A specialist can diagnose the source of the pain and suggest suitable treatments for a lasting impact. Your doctor can see the reason for the discomfort under an endoscopic evaluation. Most commonly, esophageal cancer, food intolerance, gastroesophageal reflux disease, pancreatic or biliary disorders, peptic ulcers, and other infectious or systemic diseases can cause organic dyspepsia.
Looking For a Magical Cure? Restore Your Faith.
Here is a quick story to help you understand how things are at Healing Leaves PLLC. Some time back, we had a patient come in to see us and consult about her recurring stomach problems. Before us, she did see a few other caregivers, only to return with disappointment, increasing distraught, and no successful treatment. She was put on pills that didn’t always work for her. In between, she ignored her health a bit and avoided taking medications since those were causing other associated problems, and the condition only worsened with time.
Sometimes, even the most common health issue like indigestion or common cold can take over and hinder your daily life. Dyspepsia makes you eat less and feel terrible inside-out due to severe pains. Besides, it is an invisible sickness, and not everyone seems to agree with your state of mind.
When she visited us, she was in an awful state, had bad pains, felt fatigued, and lacked that faith in the divine and herself. She had questions and felt she was undeserving of healing. We were sad about her having to feel this way. But we remained stern and wanted to help her get out of her sorrows.
Most of our treatments start with those crucial words of encouragement. We try and instill positive thoughts in our patients’ minds for them to accept the truth and accept that they aren’t what their diagnosis says. In fact, no one is. We are who we are, God’s magical creation.
You might question, “Then why does he allow suffering?” The answer is quite simple if you understand his plans. He allows suffering to make us humble, his plans are for hope, not harm, and it ultimately drives us to depend on him and have faith in him. He brings blessing out of the suffering but only if we believe in his acts. He allows suffering and struggles only to accomplish the good that lies ahead.
Similarly, there’s no magic sauce or overnight cure for health issues that have gone bad. But when you believe in the divine power and yourself, you’ll know some symptoms are only a result of your anxiety. You can experience healing with the right caregivers, a belief in your body’s healing capabilities, and a combination of therapies to reverse the problem from the root.
Connect with a Healing Leaves Specialist to Lead a Healthy Life
At Healing leaves PLLC, we understand that you’ve had a unique journey that led you here. Thus, we always resort to personalized care plans since dyspepsia doesn’t heal with a one-size-fits-all approach. The role of medicine is to identify the source of the suffering of every individual, relieve the distress according to their unique body type or demands, and promote holistic health.
If you do not see significant results with other forms of medicine, we will help your life get back on track with restorative, holistic, and functional healthcare approaches. Our practices help trigger your body’s natural healing mechanisms and provide long-term benefits.
Our healthcare providers help facilitate and optimize the balance between your mind, body, and soul for optimal performance. We aim to focus on good health and whole-person wellness. But in the end, remember that your faith is your savior, and only you can take charge of your healing.
Call us at (469) 344-8527 today to discuss your health concerns.