“Health-Related Dispepsia” Seminar was held at Jasa Marga Head Office, Jakarta, on Wednesday (March, 20). Dyspepsia generally links to stress and affects a lot of people, particularly employees.
Dr. Endemina Theresia Z, Sp.PD, FINASIM, an Internist of Jakarta Harapan Bunda Hospital was invited to provide insights on the issue. Dyspepsia is a term that describes symptoms of discomfort or pain in the upper abdomen.
“It's commonly known as an indigestion, dyspepsia in its medical terms,” she explained.
Severe vomiting, blood vomiting, fever, black stools, anemia, weight loss, and sweating are some of the symptoms.
“Common causes include certain medications, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and antibiotics like macrolides and metronidazole,” she said.
Medical treatments include pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies. The former covers both prescription and non-prescription drugs, adjuvant therapy.
“Meanwhile the latter refers to lifestyle changes - stress, smoke or alcohol and caffeine free lifestyle,” she continued.
Patients should also steer clear of glutinous rice, corns, sweet potato, taro, cassava, cassava leaves, coconut milk, cabbage, mustard greens, pineapples, durian, coffee, chili, pepper and soft drinks in their diet.
The Seminar was attended by an approximately 250 participants who also joined the discussion session.
Before the door prize giveaway, Dr. Endemina reminded everyone to eat regular meals of moderate portions with rich sources of fiber, not too hot nor cold, in a moderate intermeal interval (2-3 hour interval) for healthy digestion.