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Will spicy food and stress cause stomach ulcers?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice

In brief: Stress - yes

Stress can cause stomach ulcers by increasing the acid production in the stomach.

In brief: Stress - yes

Stress can cause stomach ulcers by increasing the acid production in the stomach.
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Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

Stomach ulcers are caused either by an infection with h pylori bacteria or by damage from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen).
Emotional stress does not cause stomach ulcers. Physical stress such as fractures of long bones or serious burns can cause bleeding ulcers, especially in hospitalized patients.

In brief: No

Stomach ulcers are caused either by an infection with h pylori bacteria or by damage from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen).
Emotional stress does not cause stomach ulcers. Physical stress such as fractures of long bones or serious burns can cause bleeding ulcers, especially in hospitalized patients.
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