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Does psychological stress lead to stomach ulcers?

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Dr. Warren Kriedman
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Contribute to: We have learned that there are many factors that lead to peptic ulcer disease. They include nicotine, alcohol, bacteria (h.Pylori), nsaids as well as other causes. Nonetheless chronic stress and anxiety continue to be associated with peptic ulcers. Along with our newer medical treatments, stress and anxiety reduction remain an essential part of treating peptic ulcers.
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