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Description of Stomach ulcers

Definition of Stomach UlcersAccording to dictionary definition  A stomach ulcer or peptic ulcer is a sore in the lining of stomach or the first part of small intestine (duodenum).  Signs and Symptoms of Stomach UlcersAccording to dictionary definition  Common symptoms are:1. Burning sensation in the chest/ upper abdomen2. Stomach ulcers can cause pain. The pain may,

a) Start between meals or during the nightb) Briefly stop if you eat or take antacidsc) Last for minutes to hoursd) Comes and goes for several days or weeks  Causes and Risk Factors of Stomach UlcersAccording to dictionary definition  Stomach ulcers occurs when the acids that helps to digest food, damages the walls of the stomach or duodenum. Common causes are:

1. Infection with a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori2. Long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen.  3. Stress and spicy foods do not cause ulcers, but can make them worse.  InvestigationsAccording to dictionary definition  1. Your doctor may recommend you to go for a blood, breath, and stool test done.2. You may also be recommended to get an endoscopy or x-ray done. It will allow the doctor to look inside the stomach and duodenum.  Treatments of Stomach UlcersAccording to dictionary definition  Peptic ulcers will get worse if not treated. Treatment may include:

1. Medications to reduce stomach acids or antibiotics to kill H. pylori2.  In case the ulcers do not heal, you may need a surgery
Note:  Antacids and milk can’t heal peptic ulcers

Prevention of Stomach UlcersAccording to dictionary definition  Preventive measures:1. Do not smoke and drink.2. Avoid spicy foods, they may worsen stomach ulcer.  NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney DiseasesAccording to dictionary definition  



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