Stomach Ulcers Directory
Peptic ulcers are sores that form in the lining of the stomach, or the duodenum, the first part of your small intestine. The most common symptom of stomach ulcers is burning stomach pain. The pain may come and go for a few days or weeks, and often gets worse on an empty stomach and gets better after eating. Stomach ulcers need to be treated or they will get worse. Treatment may include medications, lifestyle modifications, and surgery. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how you get stomach ulcers, what they look like, how to treat them, and much more.
Can Ulcers Be Prevented?
WebMD's tips on preventing stomach ulcers.
How to Treat Ulcers
WebMD's guide to the diagnosis and treatment of ulcers.
Ulcer Bug May Affect Weight Loss Surgery
People planning to undergo weight loss surgery may benefit from being screened and treated for a bacterium called <em>Helicobacter pylori</em>.
Can You Prevent Peptic Ulcers?
A few lifestyle changes may help you avoid painful peptic ulcers.
New Arthritis Drugs Reduce Ulcer Risk At a Cost
Two arthritis drugs are as effective as traditional medicines but are less likely to cause ulcers, according to a pair of studies in the Journal of the American Medical Association. But an accompanying editorial suggests that for many people, the new drugs may not be worth the cost.
If you have an ulcer, many over-the-counter drugs like aspirin and Advil can cause unwanted side effects that may make your ulcer worse. Here's what you need to know about each drug type.
Tip Sheet: Ulcers and Pain Relievers
People with ulcers must use caution when taking over-the-counter pain relief medications. Follow these tips to be safe.
New Drug Treats Arthritis, Easy on Stomach
Prexige fights arthritis pain as well as ibuprofen and naproxen, but with less risk of causing stomach ulcers.
Slideshows & Images
Visual Guide to Stomach Ulcers
Learn about the causes and symptoms of stomach ulcers, and find out which kinds of treatment can help.
Slideshow: Best and Worst Foods for Stomach Ulcers
Food can’t cause an ulcer. But if you already have one, what you eat and drink could either make it more painful or help you heal faster.
Slideshow: Worst Foods for Digestion
Learn which foods can trigger diarrhea and other digestive problems.
Slideshow: Does It Really Take 7 Years to Digest Gum?
Common digestion myths about chewing gum, beans and gas, hernias, ulcers, and more.