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Peptic ulcers

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Most peptic ulcers are caused by an infection with a type of bacteria called Helicobacter pylori. Use of painkillers, excessive alcohol use and smoking can increase your risk. Common symptoms include abdominal pain, heartburn or nausea. Treatments include lifestyle changes and medications.

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stomach, duodenal, GI, gastro-intestinal, H. pylori, infection, anti-inflammatory, painkillers, NSAIDs, acid, gastric, stomach pain, proton pump inhibitor, PPI, antibiotics, vomiting blood

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Rated on: 5/17/2017 4:38:52 PM

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