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How does dyspepsia affect the body?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The way dyspepsia most commonly affects the body is simply by causing stomach discomfort, which in turn may affect quality of life. It can lead to eating less and losing weight. The intestinal distress caused by dyspepsia can also cause increased stomach sensitivity and spasms, anemia, and black or bloody stools. Depending on the cause of dyspepsia, any underlying medical problems may affect the body in their own way.

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