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Peptic Ulcers Are Any Ulcers That Have An Effect On The Stomach And Small Intestines

What are stomach ulcers?

A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that close to 500,000 to 850,000 new cases of Peptic Ulcers are recorded every year.

Stomach ulcers, also known as gastric ulcers, are painful ulcers in the lining of the stomach. A peptic ulcer is an ulcer that affects every stomach and small intestine.

Stomach ulcers occur when the thick layer of saliva that protects your stomach from digestive juices is reduced. This allows the digestive acids to be absorbed into the abdominal tissue, causing ulcers.

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What is the main cause of stomach ulcers?

Stomach ulcers are usually the result of one of the following:

According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, most leg ulcers are caused by poor blood flow in your legs and feet. Another study conducted by the National Library of Medicine study shows that Venous Ulcers are caused by swellings in the veins.

Prolonged use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory pills (NSAIDs), including aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen.

According to the Mayo Clinic, some of the major causes of Stomach ulcers are the bacterias that surround the stomach.

Symptoms of stomach ulcers

The vast majority of symptoms are related to stomach ulcers. An unusual symptom is a burning sensation or pain in the middle of your abdomen between your chest and abdominal button. Usually, the pain is greater when your stomach is empty, and it may subside for a few hours after a while.

Other common signs are:

Dull pain inside the abdomen

Weight loss

No longer willing to consume due to pain

Nausea or vomiting

Flatulence

Feeling perfect without difficulty

Burping or acid re-flow

Talk to your healthcare professional if you have any signs of a stomach ulcer. Although the pain may subside, ulcers may not worsen if they are not controlled. Bleeding ulcers can be life-threatening.

Article sources:

https://www.veinclinics.com/blog/what-causes-venous-ulcers-and-how-to-prevent-them/

https://www.phillyvoice.com/ulcers-what-causes-them-and-how-prevent-them/

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ulcerative-colitis/symptoms-causes/syc-20353326

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