Home > Medical > Heartburn > Helicobacter pylori Helicobacter pylori All sections in Heartburn » About Heartburn » Dyspepsia » FAQs » Health Tips » Helicobacter pylori » Heartburn News » Normal Digestion » Peptic Ulcers » Self-treatment The real cause of stomach ulcers The discovery of bacteria called helicobacter pylori has led to great changes in the treatment of peptic ulcers. Peptic ulcers in the days before H. pylori Stress and lifestyle choices were thought to be the major cause of pepetic ulcers for many decades. How does H. pylori spread? This infection seems to thrive amongst people who live in confined spaces. Follow Health24 on Pinterest » Test Is my heartburn serious? » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Eating to prevent heartbun » The consequences of the H. pylori infection Most people harbouring this infection will suffer no ill effects throughout their lives. Ten percent of them, however, will go on to develop peptic ulcers. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.