Peptic ulcer disease
Category: Illness or disabilities
Introduction and description
Peptic ulcer disease (PUD), also known as a peptic ulcer or stomach ulcer, is a break in the lining of the stomach, first part of the small intestine, or occasionally the lower esophagus. An ulcer in the stomach is known as a gastric ulcer, while that in the first part of the intestines is known as a duodenal ulcer.
A full description of symptoms and causes is provided in the section Heartburn and ulcers, please follow the link.