Functional dyspepsia: The role of visceral hypersensitivity in its pathogenesis Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Dyspepsia
  • Gastrointestinal Tract

abstract

  • Functional, or non-ulcer, dyspepsia (FD) is one of the most common reasons for referral to gastroenterologists. It is associated with significant morbidity and impaired quality of life. Many authorities believe that functional dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome represent part of the spectrum of the same disease process. The pathophysiology of FD remains unclear but several theories have been proposed including visceral hypersensitivity, gastric motor dysfunction, Helicobacter pylori infection and psychosocial factors. In this review, we look at the evidence, to date, for the role of visceral hypersensitivity in the aetiology of FD.

publication date

  • May 7, 2006

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4130973

PubMed ID

  • 16718751

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2672

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 12

number

  • 17