MYTH: Stomach ulcers are caused by spicy foods or stress.

Although spicy foods and stress are not good for an existing ulcer, they are not the main cause of an ulcer. The two most common causes of ulcers are Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) Infection and the use of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs e.g. Ibuprofen. H. Pylori is well known as the most common human infection in the world, affecting 50% of the world’s population.