Inclusion terms – List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used.

Diseases of esophagus, stomach and duodenum

pylori, duodenal and gastric ulcers, and NSAID-induced ulcer healing and prevention, but not functional dyspepsia. However, evidence-based guidelines and literature evaluate the use of PPIs for this indication.

You may also feel nauseated, or even throw up. You might get indigestion from eating too much or too fast, eating high-fat foods, or eating when you’re stressed. Smoking, drinking too much alcohol, using some medicines, being tired, and having ongoing stress can also cause indigestion or make it worse. Sometimes the cause is a problem with the digestive tract, like an ulcer or gerd. Avoiding foods and situations that seem to cause it may help.

About 6 in 10 people who have repeated (recurring) bouts of dyspepsia have non-ulcer dyspepsia. Non-ulcer dyspepsia causes pain and sometimes other symptoms in your upper tummy (abdomen).

pylori infection. However, as mentioned, infection with H. pylori is probably a coincidence rather than a cause in most cases of non-ulcer dyspepsia.

When a doctor cannot find a cause for indigestion, the individual may have functional dyspepsia. This is a type of indigestion without any structural or metabolic disease to explain the symptoms.

Functional dyspepsia

Dyspepsia affects as much as 1/4 of the adult population in the U.S. and is responsible for a significant number of doctor visits. Dyspepsia has many possible causes- some easily diagnosed and others difficult to define.

A ‘billable code’ is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis. Nearly everyone has had indigestion at one time. It’s a feeling of discomfort or a burning feeling in your upper abdomen. You may have heartburn or belch and feel bloated.

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