Common Causes of an Ulcer

Dr. Daniel Alpert in New York, NY, is a medical expert who can treat many types of common health issues. For example, if you have an ulcer he can help figure out what’s wrong and ensure that you get the support that you need. Here’s what you need to know about the most common causes of ulcers, which can help you decide if that’s what’s affecting you or if something else is at play here.

Bacterial Infection

The most common cause of ulcers before modern medicine was an infection by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). It was the only major cause for many years, though we’ll talk about a third trigger for ulcers that also occasionally triggered them years ago.

This infection can spread throughout other parts of the body and cause lingering issues, which makes it important to treat it ASAP. Doing so can ensure that you get the help that you need to manage ulcers and can also help you recover from other types of common and frustrating conditions.

Using Certain Medicines

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs are a great way to manage pain without getting a prescription medication. However, like anything good, it’s important not to take too much of them. Unfortunately, long-term aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen can cause ulcers in many people.

This relatively modern problem is something that Dr. Alpert knows how to manage properly. He can diagnose your ulcer and figure out whether your pain medications are to blame. Sometimes, simply stopping taking them can reduce your symptom severity, though that might vary depending on a variety of different factors and issues.

Give Us a Call Today

If you have an ulcer that you need to be managed call Dr. Alpert in New York, NY, right away to get help. Our team will figure out why you’re experiencing this problem, diagnose a solution, and help you recover. Call us at (212) 599-7910 to set up an appointment. Making one right now is important because it can speed up your treatment time and ensure you get help when you need it.

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New York, NY Gastroenterologist
Daniel J. Alpert, M.D.

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New York, NY 10016

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