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Warning Signs Of Stomach Ulcer

Stomach ulcer is a wound or injury inside the inner lining of the stomach which causes extreme pain. Stomach ulcer can also be referred to as peptic ulcer. Stomach ulcers, which are also known as gastric ulcers, are painful sores in the stomach lining. Stomach ulcers are a type of peptic ulcer disease. Peptic ulcers are any ulcers that affect both the stomach and small intestines. Stomach ulcers occur when the thick layer of mucus that protects your stomach from digestive juices is reduced. This allows the digestive acids to eat away at the tissues that line the stomach, causing an ulcer.

According to Healthline, the following are the causes of stomach ulcer:

1. Frequent use of pain relievers

2. Smoking

3. Hormonal imbalance

4. Some medications

5. Alcoholism

6. Drug abuse

7. Intake of spicy foods


1. Nausea or vomiting

2. Weight loss

3. Loss of appetite

4. Body fatigue

5. Heartburn , which is a burning sensation in the chest)

6. Pain that may improve when you eat, drink, or take antacids

7. Anemia , whose symptoms can include tiredness, shortness of breath, or paler skin


If you’ve been popping a lot of antacids lately, you’re constantly snacking to get rid of a gnawing pain in your stomach or you have any other signs of an ulcer, the best thing you can do for your health is talk to your provider. Treatment can heal an ulcer in a matter of weeks.

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