What Is a Peptic Ulcer?

By james
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Aches and pains in the abdomen area are fairly common, and they will usually pass harmlessly within a day or two. Most of the time they are down to us having eaten something that does not agree with us, and the symptoms will pass once the problem has been dealt with.

If you are experiencing symptoms on a more permanent basis, however, then it is a sign that there might be a problem. There are many potential reasons for it, one of which is a peptic ulcer. These are basically open sores in the digestive system, and they can range from being mild, to being serious.

1. Peptic Ulcers

Peptic ulcers are ulcers that are found in the digestive system. There are two main types, which are stomach ulcers and duodenal ulcers. As the name suggests, stomach ulcers are found in the stomach. Duodenal ulcers, however, are found at the top of the intestines, not far from where the stomach is.

The only significant difference between the two is where they are located. The symptoms of both are very similar, as is the treatment of them. The causes of both types of peptic ulcer are also the same. Neither are usually dangerous, but they can be in a small number of cases.

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