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5 Things You Need to Know About a Diet for Stomach Ulcers

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Also known as peptic or gastric ulcers, stomach ulcers are caused by a some erosion or hole in the gastrointestinal tract. Some stomach ulcers may signify a greater and more serious problem like cancer. It is believed that the erosion occurs when the gastrointestinal tract of the stomach is exposed to hydrochloric acid and pepsin, which is typically found in the juices of the stomach. Infection from certain bacteria as well as taking anti-inflammatory medication is also believed to play a part in the development of a stomach ulcer. The hallmark symptom of a stomach ulcer is a burning sensation in the abdominal region that can last for few hours. Stomach ulcers are often misinterpreted as being heartburn.

Stress and diet are also believed to play a role in the development of a stomach ulcer. Stomach ulcers affect more women than men and typically occur in ages 60 and over.

Each year it is estimated that five million Americans develop a stomach ulcer. Each year about 6,000 people die of ulcer-related complications.

Also known as peptic or gastric ulcers, stomach ulcers are caused by a some erosion or hole in the gastrointestinal tract. Some stomach ulcers may signify a greater and more serious problem like cancer. It is believed that the erosion occurs when the gastrointestinal tract of the stomach is exposed to hydrochloric acid and pepsin, which is typically found in the juices of the stomach. Infection from certain bacteria as well as taking anti-inflammatory medication is also believed to play a part in the development of a stomach ulcer. The hallmark symptom of a stomach ulcer is a burning sensation in the abdominal region that can last for few hours. Stomach ulcers are often misinterpreted as being heartburn.

Stress and diet are also believed to play a role in the development of a stomach ulcer. Stomach ulcers affect more women than men and typically occur in ages 60 and over.

Each year it is estimated that five million Americans develop a stomach ulcer. Each year about 6,000 people die of ulcer-related complications.

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