Non-ulcer dyspepsia (NUD) is a common problem wherein patients suffer from indigestion and other symptoms suggestive of an ulcer, but no abnormality is found on investigation. The lifetime prevalence of non-ulcer dyspepsia to be 23% among males and 18% among females-the prevalence increased significantly with age in both sexes, as did reflux symptoms.
Tricyclic antidepressants (TCA?s) have been studied extensively in the management of NUD. They have been effective in patients with tachygastria demonstrated by EGG and also patients with normal gastric rhythms. Stress-reduction techniques may help you control your signs and symptoms. To reduce stress, spend time doing things that you enjoy, such as hobbies or sports. Relaxation therapy or yoga also may help.