About one out of every 10 Americans will suffer from the burning, gnawing abdominal pain of a peptic (or gastric) ulcer at some point in life—and these facts are really scary. Stomach ulcers or gastric ulcers are painful sores in the stomach lining and they are a type of peptic ulcer disease.
Stomach ulcers occur when the thick layer of mucus that guards your stomach from digestive juices is minimized. This way, the digestive acids eat away at the tissues that line the stomach, causing an ulcer. Fortunately, stomach ulcers may be cured, but they can become severe without a treatment. Check out its symptoms!