A peptic ulcer is a type of sore or hole that forms in the lining of the stomach or intestine. The word "peptic" refers to the digestive process. An ulcer in the lining of the stomach is called a gastric ulcer. An ulcer in the upper part of the small intestine, or duodenum, is called a duodenal ulcer.
The lining of the stomach is a layer of special cells, chemicals and mucous that prevent the stomach from being damaged by its own acids and digestive enzymes. If there is a break or...Read more
Last month we talked with Lou Ann about her daughter's UC. This is a little bit about some of the Monica's dietary struggles and some of... Read more »