Peptic Ulcers affect up to 10% of us over our lifetime. Symptoms generally include burning in the upper abdomen, dull aching pain, and sometimes hemorrhaging and even perforation of the gut lining. They occur in the esophagus, stomach and duodenum. H. pylori is believed to cause about 50% of all peptic ulcers. NSAIDS including aspirin are common causes of ulcers too. Treatment in mainstream medicine is oriented to blocking acid production, but there are problems that develop, especially if used longer than recommended...longer than 8 weeks. This can lead to osteoporosis and senile dementia.