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.
Symptoms of a peptic ulcer often include:
Symptoms may be worsened with stomach acid or having an empty stomach, as well as between meals and at night.
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:
Risk factors associated with peptic ulcers include drinking alcohol, eating spicy foods and having untreated stress.
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.