Email has been sent to with instructions on resetting your password.
Enroll in My Home to simplify finding a doctor and scheduling an appointment. Let's start!
By selecting "I Agree" or "Create Account" and clicking the box "I AGREE" below, you acknowledge and agree that you have read, understood and accepted the terms of service at the hyperlink below:
Legal and Privacy Notices
Awards & Recognition
Center for Faith Health Ministries
Community Benefit & Outreach
Dignity Health Arizona
Chandler Regional's History
Mission, Vision, Values
Principles of Behavior
Sponsorship Request Application
What is a stomach or peptic ulcers?
About one in 10 Americans develops at least one ulcer during his or her lifetime. An ulcer is an open sore, or lesion, usually found on the skin or mucous membrane areas of the body.
In the past, it was believed lifestyle factors such as stress and diet caused ulcers. Later, researchers determined that stomach acids - hydrochloric acid and pepsin - contributed to ulcer formation. Today, research shows that most ulcers (80 percent of gastric ulcers and 90 percent of duodenal ulcers) develop as a result of infection with a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). It is believed that, although all three of these factors - lifestyle, acid and pepsin, and H. pylori - play a role in ulcer development, H. pylori is considered to be the primary cause, in most cases.
To find a doctor specializing in ulcerative colitis and other gastrointestinal disorders, please call 480.728.5414, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.