Affecting up to 20% of the UK population, dyspepsia is commonly seen in primary care. Following investigations, the majority of people (up to 89%) are found to have functional dyspepsia. As with any functional problem of the gut, such as IBS, making a confident diagnosis is sometimes challenging but extremely important for the patient, and management encompasses a range of non-pharmacological interventions.
Pali Hungin, an extremely experienced primary care clinician and a founding member of both the PCSG and it’s European counterpart, shares his vast experience and understanding of functional dyspepsia with us in this episode. As chair of the ROME VI primary care committee, Pali is hugely knowledgeable about this complex yet common condition.