Cause Of Gastric Pain

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Definition

A gastric ulcer is a break in the normal tissue that lines the stomach.

See also: Duodenal ulcer


Alternative Names

Ulcer - stomach; Peptic disease; Stomach ulcer


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Non-cancerous (benign) gastric ulcers are caused by an imbalance between stomach acid, an enzyme called pepsin, and the natural defenses of the stomach's lining. This imbalance leads to inflammation, which can be made worse by aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory...

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