What is or what are stomach ulcers?
Stomach ulcers or gastric ulcers are a type of peptic ulcer disease, which are painful sores in the stomach lining.
To understand it better, Peptic ulcers are any ulcers that affect both the stomach and small intestines.
Usually, stomach ulcers occur when the thick layer of mucus that protects your stomach from digestive juices is reduced. This allows the digestive acids to eat away at the tissues that line the stomach, causing an ulcer.
The stomach ulcers may easily be cured however, without proper treatment, they may become severe.
Below are the main causes of the stomach ulcers:-
1.) An infection with the bacterium
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)
2.) Long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as
aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen.
Other Factors include:-
3.) Having too much “Stress”.
4.) Drinking heavily
6.) Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Though it is rare, it can cause stomach and intestinal ulcers by increasing the body’s production of acid. This syndrome is suspected to cause less than 1 percent of all peptic ulcers.