You can greatly reduce the chance that you
will get a
peptic ulcer if you:
Don't smoke. Smokers
are much more likely than nonsmokers to get ulcers. For ways to quit
smoking, see the topic
Avoid NSAIDs. Avoid taking
aspirin, ibuprofen, and other
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for
longer than a few days at a time. If you are taking one of these medicines daily, for example taking aspirin for heart
problems, ask your doctor about taking medicine to help protect your
stomach and intestines from ulcers.
Drink alcohol only in moderation. Limit
alcohol to 2 drinks a day for men and 1 drink a day for women.
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November 14, 2014
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