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4 Facts About Stomach Ulcer

Ulcers occur when stomach acid damages the lining of the digestive tract. Ulcer usually comes with a lot of misconceptions. 

Common causes include the bacteria H. Pylori and anti-inflammatory pain relievers including aspirin.

Stomach ulcers are easily cured but they can become severe if not treated properly.

Here are five facts to know about peptic ulcers:

1. The most common causes are bacteria and use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

2. Dietary changes can help prevent stomach ulcers from developing. Include these in your diets: Fruits, vegetables, fiber, and Vitamin C.

3. Ulcers that go deeper may cause bleeding or a hole in your stomach.

4. Medications that treat heartburn are also effective against ulcers.

They are often treated with antibiotics, antacids and other drugs that reduce the amount of acid produced by the stomach. However, the risks associated with peptic ulcers such as anemia, bleeding, and gastric cancer are serious and doctors should always monitor the ulcers.

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