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Does alcohol compound a stomach ulcer?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Alcohol, smoking, caffeine, spicy meal may aggravate gastritis with or without ulcer. Motrin/aspirin(nsaid) and h pylori are believed to be the cause for ulcers.
Discuss with GI about your treatment. Fyi ulcers are diagnosed by scoping you stomach (egd), no doctor can tell you you have ulcer by a simple physical exam. Consult w your doctor.

In brief: Yes

Alcohol, smoking, caffeine, spicy meal may aggravate gastritis with or without ulcer. Motrin/aspirin(nsaid) and h pylori are believed to be the cause for ulcers.
Discuss with GI about your treatment. Fyi ulcers are diagnosed by scoping you stomach (egd), no doctor can tell you you have ulcer by a simple physical exam. Consult w your doctor.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes!

Alcohol, like some anti-inflammatory medications, can irritate the stomach lining and worsen stomach ulcers.
One should not drink alcohol if diagnosed with an ulcer, gastritis, or other stomach acid issue.

In brief: Yes!

Alcohol, like some anti-inflammatory medications, can irritate the stomach lining and worsen stomach ulcers.
One should not drink alcohol if diagnosed with an ulcer, gastritis, or other stomach acid issue.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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