Stress shoulders a lot of blame for health issues like high blood pressure, fatigue and depression — and rightly so. But when it comes to causing stomach ulcers, it gets a bit of a bad rap.
The main triggers for stomach ulcers, also known as peptic ulcers or gastric ulcers, are:
- H. pylori infection caused by a common gut bacteria.
- Overuse of over-the-counter pain relief medication known as NSAIDs, short for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.