Upper gastrointestinal health

Now take a look at the upper gastrointestinal tract and understand the different issues that it can be affected by.

OTC

Understanding how the upper gastrointestinal system works will help pharmacy teams consolidate their knowledge of why indigestion and heartburn occur, how the treatment options help relieve symptoms and how customers can try to prevent them.

Learning objectives

  • Be aware of the organs that make up the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract
  • Recognise the symptoms of conditions that can affect the upper GI tract
  • Understand the treatment options available for the different symptoms and conditions
  • Know when to refer to the pharmacist.

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