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Ulcers and Ulcer Treatments

Ulcers can occur in any part of the gastrointestinal tract (oesophagus, stomach and intestine). When ulcers occur in the stomach they are referred to as gastric ulcers. Ulcers may also occur in the duodenum (duodenal ulcers) and rarely in the lower part of the oesophagus (food tube). An ulcer occurs when the stomach acids and digestive enzymes attack the lining of the tissues. Tissues are normally protected by a thick layer of mucous. People most prone to ulcers are:
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