MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Gastroenterology, Fellowship in Advanced Endoscopy
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Stomach ulcers and gastric ulcers are the same
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Stomach ulcers and peptic ulcers are one and the same. They are two different terms used to describe the same thing a type of peptic ulcer that occurs at the inner lining of the stomach.
Having spicy food causes stomach ulcers.
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Infection caused by helicobacter pylori and over usage of pain medications like aspirin, ibuprofen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are the commonest causes of stomach ulcers. Spicy food can further deteriorate the condition of these ulcers but are not responsible for causing them.
Which of the following food to avoid if you have stomach ulcers?
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Tomatoes are acidic in nature. This is very harmful to those who are suffering from gastric ulcers. This condition has a tendency to cause acid reflux which triggers heart burn, indigestion and pain. Tomatoes worsen this condition and hence should be avoided.
Which organism can cause stomach ulcer?
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The bacterial cause for stomach ulcers was not known till a decade ago. While there are a number of other causes like medicine (NSAID aspirin, paracetamol), stress, type A personality etc. The helicobacter pilori bacteria that causes such ulcers are normally present in our stomach.
Stomach ulcers can lead to cancer.
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The most common cause of stomach ulcers is a bacteria called helicobacter pylori, the same bacteria that is associated with cancer. Gastric ulcers are open wounds that get infected by these bacteria and make the cell to mutate abnormally and could lead to cancer formation.