Cause of Ulcers
What is the cause of ulcers? Let's start by answering the question,
what are ulcers?
An ulcer happens due to erosion which leaves an internal wound or sore. They can occur in the mouth, in our veins, on the skin, or in the digestive tract. Often the surrounding tissues are sore and inflamed. There are many causes of ulcers, from a lack of vitamins to cancer.
Peptic ulcers occur in the digestive system, so called because of the role that pepsin plays in the digestion process.
Ulcers can be divided into 3 groups depending on where they appear
- Esophageal ulcers
- Gastric or Stomach ulcers
- Duodenal Ulcers - in the portion of the small intestine closest to the stomach