If left untreated, ulcers can cause internal bleeding and other problems leading to emergency care.

Vomiting, especially in the presence of blood, can be a sign of progressive ulcers.
Dark, resinous or pasty stools can also be a sign of severe ulcers.

Who is more susceptible to ulcer:

People infected with H. pylori bacteria.
People who regularly take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, aspirin or naproxen.
People with a family history of ulcers.
People who drink alcohol regularly.
People who have diseases or illnesses related to the liver, kidneys or lungs.
People over 50 years old.

If you already know you have a stomach ulcer, there are a few simple ways to reduce the symptoms:

Reduce carbohydrate consumption

Try less than 100 carbohydrates a day.

Licorice root

Helps to increase stomach mucosa and reduce irritation.