Gastric ulcers that occur in the stomach. Duodenal ulcers, which occur in the upper part of the small intestine (duodenum). The most common causes of gastric ulcer are Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and prolonged use of medicine and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Stress and spicy foods do not cause a gastric ulcer. However, they can aggravate your symptoms.
Ulcers are usually more painful at night when the stomach is empty. Antacids and some foods can temporarily help with pain relief, but they can not help to improve your symptoms in the long term. The American College of Gastroenterology says that people with ulcers do not have to follow a gentle diet.
It is treated by potent antibiotic medications to kill H. pylori and special medicines that block acid production and promote healing.