Peptic Ulcer Diet

Peptic ulcers develop in the stomach or duodenum. In the stomach they are known as gastric ulcers and in the duodenum as duodenal ulcers.

An ulcer is an open sore in the lining of the stomach or duodenum, where the protective lining has worn or eroded away. This is made worse by the acid secretions in the stomach, which are there to aid digestion of food. Peptic ulcers occur in about 10% of the population, are more common in men and may also have an inherited factor.