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Example - going from the particular to the general

If the information is applicable to a real world scenario you can simulate a 'real-world' problem to be solved. Feedback to questions can be used to give the learners more general descriptions of the ideas being communicated


What type of pain would you associate with the following?


Mr Smart is a 35 year old business man who describes a progressive problem with swallowing. He's found that food occasionally sticks on the way down, but usually if he avoids meat or bread, he can usually manage his meals. He's had this problem for years on and off. He gets a burning pain in the upper part of his abdomen, which he thinks is indigestion. His GP gave him some tablets for this years ago, but he's far too busy with work to worry about taking them. What is the most likely cause for his problems?

That's right - easy isn't it! Benign strictures resulting from gastro-oesophageal reflux disease will usually be preceded by dyspeptic symptoms of heartburn or epigastric discomfort (as well as acid reflux). If this is the case you will need to find out more about the severity of their reflux symptoms, including 'waterbrash'. Think Again, The clue here is his symptoms of indigestion (dyspepsia) Your answer has been saved.
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