Peptic Ulcer Disease
A peptic ulcer is a sore or lesion that develops in the lining of the esophagus, stomach or duodenum. It is commonly believed that ulcers form as a result of stress or poor eating habits. It has been found, however, that 90 percent of ulcers are caused by Helicobacter pylori, also known as H. pylori, a bacterium that lives on the lining of the stomach. Other causes of an ulcer may include the following:
- Excessive use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, or NSAIDs
Ogden Clinic GI at McKay helps patients from Salt Lake City, Ogden, Utah and the surrounding areas with treatment for a peptic ulcer. Call 801.475.3680 or fill out a Contact Form to schedule an appointment.