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Why do many gastric ulcer patients respond to antibiotics?

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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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In brief: H. Pylori causes it

A bacterial infection of the stomach (helicobacter pylori) causes most ulcers.
About 10-15% of the population carries this bacteria in their stomach, often without symptoms. In some cases, extra stress, aspirin, or other issues might further aggravate your stomach, leading to ulcers when combined with the h. Pylori. A combination of antibiotics can usually cure this infection.

In brief: H. Pylori causes it

A bacterial infection of the stomach (helicobacter pylori) causes most ulcers.
About 10-15% of the population carries this bacteria in their stomach, often without symptoms. In some cases, extra stress, aspirin, or other issues might further aggravate your stomach, leading to ulcers when combined with the h. Pylori. A combination of antibiotics can usually cure this infection.
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