• Capsaicin hypersensitivity test identifies patients with functional dyspepsia

    8 days ago - By Healio

    A noninvasive test using a simple capsaicin pill effectively identified patients with functional dyspepsia, according to research published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.
    Johann Hammer, MD, of the departments of gastroenterology and hepatology at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, wrote that his findings could lead to new diagnostic options for a disorder that is often difficult to diagnose due to a lack of biological markers.
    He wrote that previous research has shown that a large portion of patients with functional dyspepsia are hypersensitive to capsaicin because it can
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