An Easy Way to Learn About Diagnosing GERD and Dyspepsia
Patients who complain of upper gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms usually face a diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or functional dyspepsia. The medical professionals making the diagnosis are confident, otherwise they wouldn't make the diagnosis. But, are they right?
Researchers explored this question, and found that first of all, GERD is often diagnosed when functional dyspepsia is the real culprit, and that the reason for this is unconscious bias on the part of the medical professional.
Because the two conditions often overlap, it can be difficult to diagnose them properly. To learn more about lapses in diagnosis for these conditions, and for information on how to properly assess them, view the EndoNurse slideshow, "Diagnosing GERD and Dyspepsia."
You've seen EndoNurse's image galleries, such as the image gallery that features Adventures of EndoNurse cartoons from over the years, and the image gallery on top GI hospitals, but this is the first slideshow on the site. Slideshows are great ways to learn complex information in a quick and simple format. To view the slideshow, "Diagnosing GERD and Dyspepsia," click here.