Peptic Ulcers Quick Overview
What is a peptic ulcer?
In the digestive system, an ulcer is an area of open sores where tissue has been destroyed by the gastric juices and stomach acid. Peptic ulcer disease is a general term for ulcers that occur in the lining of the stomach or of the duodenum (upper part of the small intestine).
Peptic ulcers are a very common condition in the United States and throughout the world.
Stomach ulcers can occur at any age, although they are rare in children and teenagers.
The good news is that we have learned a lot about stomach ulcers in the past 20 years and effective therapies are now available.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/24/2015
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