Gastric Ulcer/Gastrointestinal Bleed (GIB)

A gastric ulcer develops when the naturally occurring gastric acid damages the protective barrier (mucosa) of the stomach resulting in an open sore. Common causes of a gastric ulcer are frequent usage of anti-inflammatory medications, stress, acidic foods and a bacteria known as H.Pylori. A complication from a gastric ulcer is a gastrointestinal bleed.

In the MAST study, people with migraine were 3.11 times more likely to report gastric ulcers/GI bleeding.1