Stomach Ulcers


Stomach ulcers (peptic ulcers) are defined as an area of mucosal erosion within the gastrointestinal tract, usually acidic and therefore can be extremely painful.

Other Common Names: 

Peptic ulcer, Duodenal ulcer, Gastric ulcer.


Dull pain, Burning pain,

Additional Symptoms: 

Weight loss, poor appetite, bloating, burping, nausea and vomiting.

Possible Causes: 

Although traditionally stomach ulcers have been associated with stress, there is evidence that food allergies and nutritional problems may also be responsible. Excessive dependency on aspirin and other anti-inflammatory medications, including steroids, can also cause ulcers. The bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. Pylori) is also a common cause for ulcers by damaging the mucous coating that protects the stomach and duodenum. Ulcers are aggravated by stress and spicy foods.

Associated Diagnostics: 

Health conditions such as stomach ulcers are complex and have many contributing factors, some conditions may require no testing and be managed through diet and nutrition, whilst others may require one or more tests.
If your symptoms indicate the need for testing we will select the correct diagnostic protocols for your condition.
Helicobacter Pylori Breath test. Adrenal Stress Index.