A recent study shows that "Dyspepsia" is defined by pain or discomfort in the central abdominal area, characterized by or associated with the following symptoms: bloating, burning, fullness, nausea, retching, belching and vomiting. Heartburn and vetrosternal burning are only and additional symptoms of dyspepsia and when they becomes the dominant complaint, the diagnosis should go more towards gastro oesophageal reflux.
With patients older than 45 years, who smoke and show pain that is relieved by food or antacids may mean the presence of a peptic ulcer.
A stable doctor-patient interaction is the best therapy. Alcohol and caffeine should be reduced or discontinued, bearing in mind that food and daily events may contribute to dietary or psychosocial factors that could increase the pain.
I wish to avoid entering into more details that should best be discussed with and assessed by your doctor only as the types of drugs available on the market are many and different, but what I do underline is that there can be many reasons for a single stomach pain and how often we neglect it or neglect to care about the kind of daily food intake After all we are what we eat!
Symptoms can be caused by the following: