What Is a Peptic Ulcer?

By james
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2. Helicobacter Pylori

Helicobacter pylori is a common bacterium that is found in most peoples’ bodies. It is usually quite harmless and will not even cause any symptoms most of the time, but severe infections can cause some very unwelcome symptoms. It tends to be contracted from shared crockery and utensils, and from infected food and water.

It tends to be more of a problem in developing countries where hygiene standards are poor. Helicobacter pylori is also one of the most common causes of peptic ulcers. Over time, it very gradually eats away at the protective lining of the stomach, eventually causing an ulcer.

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