KNOWLEDGE AND AWARENESS ABOUT THE SYMPTOMS AND CAUSE OF DYSPEPSIA
Keywords:Dyspepsia, young adults, indigestion, diet, awareness.
Dyspepsia is defined as indigestion. It is a recurrent pain or discomfort in the upper abdomen. It is not a disease but is a group of symptoms, which includes abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, bloating, etc. Causes of dyspepsia can be because of intake of excessive food, intake of pills on an empty stomach, consuming spicy food, etc. There is no exact solution found to solve this problem but a solution to reduce the symptoms has been found. So the main aim of this study is to assess the awareness about the cause and symptoms of dyspepsia. Questionnaire was prepared and administered to 100 participants through survey monkeys – an online survey. The study participants included people belonging to the 18 -23 age group. Data was collected from the link and was represented in the Bar chart form. 25% were aware of dyspepsia, 60% consume spicy food often which is a major cause of dyspepsia. 54% of them consume a healthy diet which is just half the population and healthy intake must include carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamin, mineral, etc. This study concludes that not many people are aware of dyspepsia and its causes but it is important to gain knowledge on this because it is a common problem in the present generation as there is not much involvement in physical activities because of improvement in technologies.