Gastritis, Esophagitis, and Peptic Ulcer Disease

  • Alan M. Adelman
  • James P. Richardson


Dyspepsia refers to upper abdominal pain or discomfort and is often associated with fullness, belching, bloating, heartburn, food intolerance, nausea, or vomiting. Dyspepsia is a common problem and can be difficult and expensive to diagnosis specifically. In this chapter, dyspepsia is first discussed in general terms as a symptom that prompts a visit to the physician, after which its common causes are presented.


Gastric Cancer Duodenal Ulcer Gastric Ulcer Peptic Ulcer Disease Esophageal Varix 
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  • Alan M. Adelman
  • James P. Richardson

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