Functional Dyspepsia Treatments

Your physician may recommend a combination of treatments for functional dyspepsia, including:

  • Lifestyle changes:
    • Eating five or six small meals a day

    • Avoiding foods that cause symptoms

    • Reducing fat and fiber consumption

    • Eliminating alcohol and caffeine

    • Avoiding medications that cause symptoms

    • Controlling stress and anxiety with behavior modification and other relaxation techniques

  • Medications:
    • Antacids, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and H-2-receptor antagonists (H2Ras) to reduce stomach acid

    • Prokinetics to speed up the stomach or small intestinal emptying process

    • Antibiotics, if your physician finds H. pylori bacteria in your stomach or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth

    • Antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications to ease the distress and sensation of pain or discomfort

    • Peppermint Oils to eliminate cramping, bloating, and gas