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Peptic Ulcer Disease - Cause

The two most common causes of peptic ulcers are:

A rare cause of peptic ulcers is Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. In this condition, the stomach makes too much acid, damaging the stomach lining.

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Although there is no evidence to prove that emotional or mental stress causes ulcers, it does seem to make ulcers worse in some people. But the connection is still controversial.

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Last Updated: January 04, 2012
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