Gut & digestion
September 16, 2016

What you need to know about ulcers

How easy is it to get an ulcer? Do they just affect older people? The answers are ‘easier than you think’, and ‘no’. Let's look at the details: What are ulcers? Basically, an ulcer is an open wound. The most common kind are peptic ulcers which form in the stomach or the upper part of the small intestine. What causes ulcers? Previously, people used to believe that ulcers were caused by spicy food, alcohol or stress. Today we know that most peptic ulcers are caused by: 1. A certain group of bacteria. H. pylori is a group of bacteria that…
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