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Peptic Ulcer

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A peptic ulcer is a hole in the gut lining of the stomach, duodenum, or esophagus. A peptic ulcer of the stomach is called a gastric ulcer; of the...
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For many years, excess acid was believed to be the major cause of ulcer disease. Accordingly, treatment emphasis was on neutralizing and inhibiting...
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The two most common causes of peptic ulcer disease are infection with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria and use of nonsteroidal anti...
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If you are being treated for a peptic ulcer, your doctor will likely prescribe medicines and encourage you to try some home treatment methods. To...
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You can greatly reduce the chance that you will get a peptic ulcer if you:Don't start smoking. If you smoke, quit. Smokers are much more likely to...
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Surgery is rarely needed to treat peptic ulcers. Very effective medicine treatments are available to help heal ulcers. Treatment of a Helicobacter...
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The symptoms of a peptic ulcer vary and, by themselves, are not a reliable way to tell whether you have an ulcer. Also, some people may not have...
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A peptic ulcer is a sore in the inner lining of the stomach or upper small intestine (duodenum). Ulcers develop when the intestine or stomach's...
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Many people who have peptic ulcers may not seek medical attention when their symptoms begin. Their symptoms, such as belly pain, may come and go for...
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Risk factors you can controlThe following factors can increase your chance of developing a peptic ulcer and may slow the healing of an ulcer if you...
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If you have been diagnosed with a peptic ulcer, callor other emergency services immediately if you have:Symptoms that could indicate a heart attack...
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