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What are the complications of dyspepsia (indigestion)?
The complications of functional diseases of the gastrointestinal tract are
relatively limited. Since symptoms are most often provoked by eating, patients
who alter their diets and reduce their intake of calories may lose weight.
However, loss of weight is unusual in functional diseases. In fact, loss of
weight should suggest the presence of non-functional diseases. Symptoms that
awaken patients from sleep also are more likely to be due to non-functional than
Most commonly, functional diseases interfere with patients' comfort and daily activities.
who develop nausea or pain after eating may skip breakfast or lunch because of
the symptoms they experienc.
Patients also commonly associate symptoms with specific foods (for example, milk,
fat, vegetables). Whether or not the associations are real, these patients will
restrict their diets accordingly. Milk is the most common food that is
eliminated, often unnecessarily, and this can lead to inadequate intake of
and osteoporosis. The interference with daily activities also can lead to problems
with interpersonal relationships, especially with spouses. Most patients with
functional disease live with their symptoms and infrequently visit physicians
for diagnosis and treatment.