What causes an Ulcer?

Ulcers can be caused by a variety of factors, including:

  • H. pylori infection.
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs): Medications such as ibuprofen and naproxen, can irritate the stomach lining and cause ulcers.
  • Trauma or injury: Physical injury or trauma to the skin or mucous membranes can cause an ulcer to develop.
  • Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as Crohn's disease and vasculitis, can increase the risk of developing an ulcer.
  • Smoking and alcohol: Smoking and heavy alcohol consumption can also increase the risk of developing an ulcer.

It is important to note that, in some cases, the cause of an ulcer may be unknown.

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Our job at Patients Medical is to connect the dots between a patient's medical history, symptoms, and their underlying causes. Patients Medical is a superb place for people to secure integrative and holistic health care from providers who give personalized care, partner with the patient to focus on the root cause of their illness, support their recovery, and help them maintain good health.

For those that can make the journey, we are happy to welcome new patients to our medical center in New York City. Fill out the form at the top of this page, or call us at 1-212-794-8800. We are here to listen and to help.

We are located at: Patients Medical PC, 1148 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1B New York, NY 10128.

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