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Causes of Gastric Ulcer

Causes of Gastric Ulcer

A gastric ulcer is most commonly caused by infection of the stomach lining with Helicobacter pylori bacteria. These bacteria are also found in individuals without ulcers. Other causes include the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, as well as gastrinomas that secrete an excessive amount of stomach acid. Risk factors for gastric ulcers include smoking, alcohol consumption and a family history of ulcers.

List of causes of Gastric Ulcer

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Gastric Ulcer) that could possibly cause Gastric Ulcer includes:

  • Non-cancerous (benign) gastric ulcers are caused by an imbalance between stomach acid, an enzyme called pepsin, and the natural defenses of the stomach's lining. This imbalance leads to inflammation, which can be made worse by aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen

Causes of Gastric Ulcer (Diseases Database):

The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Gastric Ulcer that are listed by the Diseases Database:

Source: Diseases Database

Gastric Ulcer: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Gastric Ulcer: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Gastric Ulcer as a symptom:

Conditions listing Gastric Ulcer as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Gastric Ulcer. Our database lists the following as having Gastric Ulcer as a symptom of that condition:

Drug interactions causing Gastric Ulcer:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Gastric Ulcer as a symptom.

The list below is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Naproxen and Alendronate interaction
  • Warfarin and Indomethacin interaction
  • Methotrexate and Aspirin interaction
  • Methotrexate and Ciprofloxacin interaction
  • Methotrexate and Ketoprofen interaction
  • more interactions...»

What causes Gastric Ulcer?

Article excerpts about the causes of Gastric Ulcer:
Although we used to think that spicy food, acid, and stress were the major causes of ulcers, we now know that nine out of ten ulcers are caused by H. pylori. Medicines that reduce stomach acid may make you feel better, but your ulcer may come back. Here's the good news: Since most ulcers are caused by this bacterial infection, they can be cured with the right antibiotics. (Source: excerpt from Helicobacter pylori Infections (H. pylori) general: DBMD)

Medical news summaries relating to Gastric Ulcer:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Gastric Ulcer:

Related information on causes of Gastric Ulcer:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Gastric Ulcer may be found in:


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