Old wives’ tale. . . Spicy food causes ulcers.


Spicy food will not CAUSE an ulcer, but if you have an ulcer spicy food will really make you hurt.

Most ulcers are caused by bacteria in the stomach called helicobacter pylori or by high doses or prolonged use of medications like ibuprofen.  If you have an ulcer,  it’s best to avoid smoking, alcohol, caffeine.. and to talk to your doctor.

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I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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