What causes it?
Dyspepsia can be caused by many things. However, in many people the cause is unknown. This is called functional dyspepsia. In some cases of dyspepsia, your stomach may not be emptying properly, or you may have acid buildup. Sometimes you can get dyspepsia from taking overthe- counter pain medicines, such as Ibuprofen or Aspirin. Some people get ulcers in their stomach or intestines from bacteria called Helicobacter pylori. Infection from this bacteria can cause indigestion. Sometimes dyspepsia can be a sign of something serious, such as gallstones. In rare cases, it may be a sign of stomach cancer. Other signs of serious disease may include unplanned weight loss, anemia (a blood problem), loss of appetite, trouble swallowing, frequent vomiting, and other indigestion symptoms that begin after 55 years of age. Talk to your doctor if you have any of these symptoms.