Dyspepsia is description of a group of symptoms such as: stomach upset, heartburn, abdominal/chest pain, discomfort, flatulence, burping, belching, and nausea. Dyspepsia is usually cased by stomach ulcers. The most common cause of stomach ulcers is Helicobactor pylori infection. Another term used for dyspepsia is indigestion.
Heartburn is caused by a reflux of stomach acid up the food tube or esophagus. Pain occurs at the center of the chest and sometimes is confused with a heart attack.
Nursing Diagnosis for Dyspepsia
Acute pain: epigastric related to irritation of the gastric mucosa
Imbalanced Nutrition : Less Than Body Requirements related to a bad taste after eating, anorexia.
Deficient Fluid Volume related to the nausea, vomiting
Anxiety related to change in health status