Stomach Ulcers

Stomach ulcers cause painful sores in the lining of the stomach or small intestine. They can cause discomfort, burning sensations, and may lead to complications if untreated.

You might have stomach ulcers if you have:

Abdominal pain or burning sensation
Indigestion or bloating
Occasional vomiting of blood or passing of black stools
  • Infection with Helicobacter pylori bacteria
  • Frequent use of NSAIDs like aspirin or ibuprofen
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Burning pain in the abdomen, often between meals and at night
  • Nausea or vomiting, sometimes with blood
  • Feeling bloated or easily full
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Follow a diet that avoids spicy or acidic foods
  • Take prescribed medications to reduce stomach acid
  • Avoid smoking and limit alcohol consumption
  • Reduce stress through relaxation techniques or hobbies
A woman in her late 50s holds her stomach in pain due to a stomach ulcer

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