Peptic Ulcer Disease

Peptic Ulcer refers to ulcers (break in mucosa or lining) caused by acid. It is a world wide problem and is caused by:

  1. Helicobacter infection: This is a bacteria that is transmitted by the feco-oral route and settles in the mucous layer of the stomach and can cause ulcers in the stomach and the duodenum (first part of the small intestine).
  2. Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory agents: Drugs like Motrin, Ibuprofen, Alieve and Aspirin can cause ulcers in any part of the GI Tract (stomach, duodenum, small bowel, colon).

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:: Clear Lake Office

Coastal Gastroenterology Associates

1015 Medical Center Blvd
Suite 1400
Webster, TX 77598

Phone: (281) 557-2527

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Coastal Gastroenterology Associates

7111 Medical Center Drive
2nd Floor 
Texas City, TX 77591

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