Care and Treatment for Peptic Ulcers
Why Choose Treatment for Peptic Ulcers at University of Colorado Hospital?
University of Colorado Hospital is ranked among the nation’s top programs for treating digestive disorders, including peptic ulcers.
We offer patients access to the latest diagnostic breakthroughs and treatment options. We provide the largest range of specialty treatments in the Rocky Mountain region and are deeply involved in clinical research and product development, which keeps us at the cutting edge of endoscopic technology.
What are Peptic Ulcers?
Peptic ulcers are open sores that develop on the inside lining of your:
- Upper small intestine
These ulcers are fairly common and pain is their most usual symptom.
Until recently, lifestyle was considered to be the cause of peptic ulcers. Now, doctors know that it is a bacterial infection or medications that cause most ulcers of the stomach and upper part of the small intestine (duodenum).
Esophageal ulcers are linked to the reflux of stomach acid and chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Treatment for Peptic Ulcers
Antibiotics are used to get rid of the bacterial infection. Successful treatment usually takes just a few weeks.