How can ulcers affect my quality of life?

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As long as ulcers receive the treatment they require, they should not have a major effect on your life. The pain and other symptoms that accompany an ulcer may inconvenience you and make you uncomfortable for awhile, but those symptoms will go away after treatment. Complications from ulcers can have a negative impact on your quality of life, however, such as blindness from an untreated corneal ulcer or an infection that make take a long time to heal.

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Ulcers

Ulcers

Ulcers are caused by too much acid in the stomach, and the reasons for excess acid is usually a bacterial infection or prolonged use of NSAID painkillers like aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen. Smoking can also be a culprit. Ulcers ...

cause pain, most often when the stomach is empty or at night. The pain can in the chest, as low as the navel, or as high as the breastbone. Modern treatment is with medicine to kill bacterial infection and to block, suppress, or neutralize excess acid.
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