• Symptoms

    The symptoms of dyspepsia originate from the upper gastrointestinal tract and may include:

    • Pain in the upper abdomen related to eating
    • Fullness and bloating
    • Heartburn, regurgitation, gas
    • Nausea, vomiting

    Most patients who have dyspepsia as a result of stomach cancer may have worrisome symptoms in addition to simply having dyspepsia. These are called "alarm symptoms" and include persistent vomiting, evidence of bleeding (red or black stools), low blood, anemia, unexplained weight loss, difficulty swallowing, or a mass in the abdomen found by the physician.  If you have any of these alarm symptoms or if you are older and have new symptoms, you should not ignore your dyspepsia but should promptly seek medical attention.


Enhancing lifelong health

The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation believes our ability to help establish, enrich and protect a healthy gut microbiota is the key to lifelong health