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  • The Myth About Cause of Peptic Ulcers

    The Myth About Cause of Peptic Ulcers

    What Is a Peptic Ulcer? It’s a myth that spicy foods and stress cause peptic ulcers. A peptic ulcer is a type of sore that develops in the digestive system. The word “ulcer” means open sore, and “peptic” means that acid is the cause of the sore. However, this terminology is from a prior era when all ulcers in the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum were thought to be caused by acid damage. Nowadays, we know that most ulcers are not caused by excessive acid, so the term “peptic ulcer” is somewhat misleading. Types of Peptic Ulcers The most common kinds

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