eWellness: Preventing a Peptic Ulcer
An ulcer is a breakdown in the lining of the stomach or the first part of the small intestine. A type of bacterial infection (Helicobacter pylori) is the most frequent cause, but lifestyle factors may also raise the risk. The following preventive steps may ward off a peptic ulcer:Limit alcohol to no more than two drinks daily.Stop smoking or chewing tobacco.If you need to take painkillers, avoid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as naproxen, ibuprofen or aspirin.Consider, with your doctors
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