Gastric (stomach) Ulcer Disease occurs when the thick layer of mucus protecting your stomach from digestive juices is reduced, allowing digestive acids to eat away at the tissues that line your stomach. The digestive acids then irritate your stomach tissues causing gastric ulcers, also known as Peptic Ulcers, which are painful open sores that develop on the inside lining of your stomach. This condition is frequently caused by H. Pylori infection, a bacteria that attacks the lining of your stomach.
- Burning stomach pain
- Feeling full or bloated, or belching
- Fatty food intolerance
- Antacids to neutralize stomach acid
- Medication to reduce or block acid production
- Medication to protect your stomach lining