What is Pectic Ulcer Disease?

Ulcers develop in the layer of the stomach or the first part of the small intestine.

Peptic Ulcer diseases are common and typically formed as a result of inflammation caused by the bacteria H. Pylori, as well as from stomach acids.

There are three types of peptic ulcers:

  • gastric ulcers: develop inside the stomach
  • esophageal ulcers: create inside the esophagus
  • duodenal ulcers: form in the duodenum, the upper section of the small intestines.

What causes Peptic Ulcer Disease?

The bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is the most common cause of peptic ulcers are infection. Different factors can cause the layers of the stomach, the esophagus, and the small intestine to break down. These include:

  • drinking too much alcohol
  • frequent use of aspirin, ibuprofen, and other anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), a type of bacteria that can cause a stomach infection and inflammation
  • Stomach cancer
  • Smoking
  • Radiation Therapy

How is Pectic Ulcer Disease treated?

Commonly we remedy with a combination of antibiotics and medications to get rid of acid in your stomach. Doctors will recommend treatment depending on the cause.