Peptic Ulcers are open sores that develop on the inside lining of your stomach, upper small intestine or esophagus. The most common symptom of a Peptic Ulcer is abdominal pain.

It wasn't too long ago that lifestyle factors, such as a love of spicy foods or a stressful job, were thought to be at the root of most Peptic Ulcers. Doctors now know that a bacterial infection or some medications — not stress or diet — cause most Peptic Ulcers.