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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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Understanding Nausea and Vomiting -- Prevention

If you feel nauseous, here are some tips: Avoid foods that are hard to digest. If the smell of hot food makes you feel ill, try eating cool or cold meals. Eat six small meals each day instead of three large ones. Rest after eating with your head higher than your feet. If you feel nauseous when you wake up in the morning, eat some lean meat or cheese before going to bed or keep plain crackers by the side of your bed and eat a few before getting up. Drink at least six glasses of...

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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.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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    Last Updated: November 15, 2013
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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