Peptic Ulcer Symptoms

In 2005 Drs. Barry Marshall and Robin Warren received the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine when they proved that Helicobacter pylori bacteria cause peptic ulcers. Since then, it has been shown that H pylori infections are responsible for approximately 80% peptic ulcers and 95% duodenal ulcers (ulcers of the small intestine, also known as the duodenum). Around 10-15% of H pylori infected people are thought to develop peptic ulcers. Given that H pylori infects roughly half the world’s population, it’s clear that peptic ulcers are very common! Peptic Ulcer Symptoms Peptic ulcer symptoms are similar to H pylori...