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Find Relief From Peptic Ulcers at Riverview Health

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A peptic ulcer is defined as a sore that develops in the stomach lining or in the first part of the small intestine (the duodenum). The most common symptom of a peptic ulcer is a burning sensation or stomach pain.
 
If you’d like to learn more about treatment for peptic ulcers in Noblesville, IN, speak with one of our experts at Riverview Health. We offer careful diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of digestive conditions that affect women of all ages.

Peptic Ulcer Symptoms

Symptoms of a peptic ulcer often include:

  • Heartburn
  • Intolerance to fatty foods
  • A sensation of fullness
  • Bloating or belching
  • Burning stomach pain
  • Nausea 

Symptoms may be worsened with stomach acid or having an empty stomach, as well as between meals and at night.

Peptic Ulcer Causes

The primary cause of a peptic ulcer is the presence of stomach acid in the digestive tract that eats away at the lining of the stomach or small intestine. Stomach acid can lead to a painful open sore.
 
Other common causes may include:

  • Bacterium. H. pylori bacteria are common in the mucous layer that protects the lining of the stomach and small intestine. In some cases, it can cause inflammation and produce an ulcer.
  • Medications. The use of medications, such as steroids, anticoagulants, low-dose aspirin and others can cause an ulcer to form.
  • Regular use of certain pain relievers. Over-the-counter medications like aspirin and prescription anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can irritate the lining of the stomach and small intestine and lead to an ulcer.

Risk factors associated with peptic ulcers include drinking alcohol, eating spicy foods and having untreated stress.

Reliable Peptic Ulcer Treatment in Noblesville, IN

Treatment for peptic ulcers depends on the cause, but may include medications, antacids or antibiotics. If you’d like to learn more about peptic ulcer treatment, find a primary care doctor near you and request an exam today by calling 317.565.0535 or by completing an online appointment request form.
 
Riverview Health offers complete care to treat peptic ulcers for people living in Noblesville, Carmel, Cicero, Fishers, Sheridan and Westfield.