Peptic ulcers- Symptoms, Causes, risk factors and Prevention

Peptic Ulcers- Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors And Prevention

Overview Peptic ulcers are open sores which form in your stomach’s inner lining and the upper portion of your small intestine. Stomach pain is the commonest symptom of a peptic ulcer. Peptic ulcers include: Gastric ulcers which occur inside the stomach Duodenal ulcers inside the upper portion of the small intestine (duodenum) Infection with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and long-term use of aspirin and no steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (Advil, Aleve, others) are the most common causes of peptic ulcer. Stress and acidic foods are not responsible for…

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