The following factors
can increase your chance of developing a
peptic ulcer and may slow the healing of an ulcer if
you already have one. You may be able to reduce the risk of developing an ulcer
by controlling or eliminating these factors, which include:
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In the past, eating
spicy foods or drinking caffeine or moderate amounts of alcohol were thought to
increase your risk of getting an ulcer. This is no longer believed to be
true. But although certain foods or certain beverages may not increase your
risk of developing an ulcer, they may cause symptoms of heartburn or
indigestion. You may need to avoid them if they bother you.
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. And there are no specific recommendations
counseling or psychotherapy to treat peptic
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
February 24, 2010
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