What is Functional Dyspepsia (FD)?
FD is characterized by all of the following at least once/week for 2 months:
- Bothersome fullness after meals
- Early sensation of fullness after eating
- Burning or pain just below the rib cage
- All diagnostic tests are normal, including endoscopy1
FD used to be referred to as “heartburn,” even though it has nothing to do with the heart!
Medical hypnosis is a very powerful tool for pain of all sorts, including FD. Patients with FD are taught to recognize the onset of their uncomfortable sensations and then use their self-hypnosis (visualization) skills to control the discomfort until the episode has passed.
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1. Yacob and DiLorenzo, Pediatric Annals 38:5, May, 2009.