Up until the 1980’s doctors believed that ulcers were caused by stress and eating spicy foods.  Today, it is widely know that most ulcers are actually caused by bacteria, which can be easily cured with antibiotics. The culprit is most likely Helicobacter pylori, or H. pylori for short. The specialists at Advanced Gastroenterology and Surgery Associates explain how they detect and treat patients with H. Pylori.