Peptic ulcer is the general term used to describe an ulcer occurring anywhere in that part of the alimentary or digestive tract which comes into contact with the gastric juices. The most common are duodenal and gastric ulcers - the two main causes of which are Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin. Peptic ulceration may present with complications (bleeding, perforation and stenosis). All of the above can be treated medically with success, but for persistent symptoms, surgery can be performed.
What information should my client provide?
Your customer should complete the Stomach and bowel disorders fast-track questionnaire.
Helicobacter pylori is responsible for 95% of duodenal ulcers and 80% of gastric ulcers
Likely Underwriting Acceptance:
|Life Cover||Specified Illness Cover||Income Protection|
|Up to two attacks, symptom free and on no medication||
Please note that likely acceptance terms are indicative only and cases are subject to full underwriting.