McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Peptic Ulcers

Peptic ulcers are open sores that develop on the inside lining of your stomach and the upper portion of your small intestine. The most common symptom of a peptic ulcer is stomach pain. Peptic ulcers include:
Gastric ulcers that occur on the inside of the stomach
Duodenal ulcers that occur on the inside of the upper portion of your small intestine (duodenum)

Mayo Clinic

Do Stress and Spicy Foods Cause Peptic Ulcers?

Video about ulcers, stess and spicy foods

This video looks at the misconception that stomach ulcers are the result of our diet, such as spicy foods, or our lifestyle choices, such as stress.

[Click to view video about ulcers being caused by stess and spicy foods]