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Here is a quick mnemonic “SERIOUS DISEASE to remember about Indigestion Treatment

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NExT Medical Step 1&2, MBBS, NEET PG, INI-CET, FMGE,MCAT & NCLEX exams

Indigestion Treatment : How To Remember Easily ?

  • S – Symptoms of Indigestion should be identified
  • E – Ethanol and other substances (like caffeine, chocolate, and tobacco) to be limited for GERD patients.
  • R – Reduce intake of fat, spicy foods, caffeine, and alcohol for functional dyspepsia patients.
  • I – Indicated dietary changes for specific conditions (e.g., lactose restriction for lactase deficiency, gluten exclusion for celiac disease).
  • O – On-demand use or stepped down to an H2 antagonist for some patients started on a PPI.
  • U – Utility of low FODMAP diets in IBS and functional dyspepsia symptoms.
  • S – Side effects of long-term PPI therapy, including diarrhea, nutrient deficiency, and bone demineralization.
  • D – Drugs prescribed for GERD, including H2 antagonists and PPIs.
  • I – Infection eradication for peptic ulcer and mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue gastric lymphoma.
  • S – Stimulate gastric emptying with prokinetic drugs in functional dyspepsia.
  • E – Effectiveness of antidepressants in some patients with refractory functional heartburn and dyspepsia.
  • A – Antireflux surgery for selected GERD patients and other endoscopic options.
  • S – Symptomatic relief options, including simethicone, activated charcoal, alpha-galactosidase, and herbal remedies.
  • E – Essential Psychological treatments for refractory functional dyspepsia.


Dr. Arin Nandi

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