Are you at risk for peptic ulcers?

Answer the following questions to see if you are at risk for developing peptic ulcers, and what to do about it.

Does anyone else in your family have peptic ulcers?

Do you regularly take aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs?

Are your stress levels constantly high?

Have you ever lived in close proximity with a large number of people for a lengthy period of time?

Do you drink more than 2 cups of coffee or tea daily?

Do you smoke?

Do you have more than one alcoholic drink per day?

Do you often have a pain in your stomach area that comes and goes?`

Are you male?

Do you have Type O Blood?

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Monique Marais is a Gastroenterologist working in Cape Town. After qualifying at the University of Pretoria, she worked in emergency rooms in South Africa and the UK before going into private practice.

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