Peptic Ulcer Disease
PEPTIC ULCER DISEASE
Peptic ulcer disease (PUD) is a break in the inner lining of the stomach, the first part of the small intestine, or sometimes the lower esophagus. An ulcer in the stomach is called a gastric ulcer, while one in the first part of the intestines is a duodenal ulcer.
Peptic ulcers normally occur because of :
Gastritis doesn’t cause noticeable symptoms in everyone. The most common symptoms are :