Peptic/Gastric Ulcer treatment

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A peptic or gastric ulcer is an open sore that occurs in the upper digestive tract. Generally, there are two types of peptic ulcers, i.e. a gastric ulcer and a duodenal ulcer. A gastric ulcer forms in the lining of the stomach, whereas a duodenal ulcer forms in the upper part of the small intestine. Peptic ulcers are associated with several symptoms like abdominal pain, vomiting, loss of appetite, nausea, weight loss, and bleeding in the duodenum or stomach. A ulcer is usually diagnosed by a gastroenterologist using endoscopy.

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