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Peptic ulcers

Learn more about peptic ulcer symptoms, treatment and prevention and find information and advice on medication and lifestyle changes.

Diagnosing peptic ulcers

A diagnosis can be made once your medical history along with you symptoms and any over-the-counter medications you are using are reviewed by your doctor.

Causes of peptic ulcers

Various factors can cause the lining of the stomach, the oesophagus, and the small intestine to break down, leading to peptic ulcer.

Symptoms of peptic ulcers

Many people with ulcers suffer from severe burning pain in the upper abdomen, immediately after a meal and often at night.

Treating peptic ulcers

The first step in a treatment plan for peptic ulcers is to reduce risk factors such as using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication.

Preventing peptic ulcers

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is incredibly important when it comes to the prevention of peptic ulcers.

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