Dr Matthew Hall

Peptic ulcer disease

Peptic ulcers were previously thought to be related to stress but almost all are related to helicobacter pylori infection of the stomach, or aspirin and anti-inflammatory use. Symptoms include upper abdominal discomfort or ache. Bleeding can occur from ulcers often without abdominal pain. Treatment with acid reducing medication, and antibiotics if the bacteria is present, are very effective.