Health Tip: If You Have an Ulcer

Avoid certain foods, medications, and smoking

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(HealthDay News) -- An ulcer is a sore in the lining of the digestive tract. While it can be treated with medication -- including antibiotics and those that reduce stomach acid -- you should also make certain dietary and lifestyle changes, the American Academy of Family Physicians says.

The academy recommends avoiding the following if you have an ulcer:

  • Foods or beverages that contain caffeine.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Smoking.
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin and ibuprofen.
  • Spicy foods.

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