RISK FACTORS FOR DYSPEPSIA IN MEDICAL STUDENTS OF INDIAN ORIGIN
Keywords:dyspepsia, medical student
Dyspepsia is a condition of the digestive system, with a fairly high frequency globally, originating from both organic and functional pathologies. Many studies have been conducted on dyspepsia, but very little is known about the risk factors, evolution and management for dyspepsia among medical students. The objective of the study consisted in the assessment of the epidemiological features and the clinical manifestations of dietary and lifestyle factors associated with dyspepsia among medical students of Indian origin. The study involved 52 medical students originating from India, who completed a questionnaire developed by us, between January 2022 and February 2023. According to the study's findings, food and habits are linked to a high frequency of dyspepsia among Indian medical students. To lower the prevalence of dyspepsia among medical students, strategies that encourage good eating practices, regular physical exercise, stress management, and regular meal schedules should be implemented in practice.