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What is the cause of gastric ulcers?

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What is the cause of gastric ulcers?

Gastric ulcer: Most common cause is stomach infection associated with h. Pylori, the origin of which is not known, although it may spread thru contaminated food or water. ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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Why are some people prone to gastric ulcers?

Why are some people prone to gastric ulcers?

One reason: Is stomach infection from h. Pylori. Can be tested by your doctor and treated with antibiotics. Other causes can be related to excess alcohol drinking, cigarette smoking, larger use of Aspirin or ibuprofen, etc. ...Read more

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Best diet for ulcer reduction, gastric problems?

Best diet for ulcer reduction, gastric problems?

What Works: Lots of various foods choices long promoted but little scientific evidence any really work. The larger issues are internal controls of micro-erosions, presence/resistance to heliobacter pylori bacteria (can be hard to eradicate ; can recur), ingestion of nsaids ; other irritants, internal controls of local blood flow, emotions, etc. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure gastric ulcers? Can it be done with a special diet?

What is the best way to cure gastric ulcers? Can it be done with a special diet?

Depends on cause of: .Most ulcers are caused by an infection with h pylori.And if it is treated with antibiotics and acid suppression other causes are from prolonged use of non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs. Alcohol and tobacco use these are treated with stopping the drugs, alcohol and nicotine along with long term acid suppression diet is also important to avoid red meat, corn beef, hot dogs, sausage etc, diary prod. ...Read more

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Are gastric ulcers incurable?

Are gastric ulcers incurable?

Usually not: There are rare cases of retractable peptic ulcer disease requiring surgery, but most are curable with ppi, avoidance of nsaids and treatment of hpylori if present. ...Read more

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What is gastric ulcer?

GASTRIC ULCER: Gastric ulcer is an ulcer in stomach.It is caused by an imbalance of pepsin and stomach acid and gastric lining.Can be caused by Aspirin or drugs like ibuprophen, h pylori infection, chronic gastritis, smoking and cancer.It causes pain which may be relieved with antiacids.It is diagnosed by endoscopy and treated with antibiotics if h pylori is positive along with acid supression, or just acid supressi. ...Read more

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Do gastric ulcers need tissue culture?

Do gastric ulcers need tissue culture?

Yes: They need culture and biopsy through an endoscope to make sure they're not cancerous. ...Read more

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How effective is the moringa plant for treating gastric ulcers?

How effective is the moringa plant for treating gastric ulcers?

Not certain.: Although this traditional medicinal plant has been used to treat ulcers - I don't have any personal experience with it. ...Read more

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Has anyone had much success with gastrectomy for gastric ulcers?

Has anyone had much success with gastrectomy for gastric ulcers?

Less common: For severe cases, gastrectomy is still an option. But with the advent of acid suppression therapy like proton pump inhibitors, as well endoscopic techniques, such surgeries are not needed as often. ...Read more

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I just had endoscopy and they found 4 gastric ulcers. Is that alot?

Yes: Multiple gastric ulcers are less common and you require careful treatment as well as follow-up exams to ensure that these gastric ulcers heal.The gastroenterologist is best qualified to treat you and follow you. ...Read more

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I am suffering from gastric ulcers what dry fruits, fruits and vegetables should I eat?

Diet for ulcer: there is no specific diet for gastric ulcers. You should be cautioned to avoid any particular foods that you notice cause you trouble. A lot of people have difficulty with spicy foods. If your gastric ulcers have been diagnosed by endoscopy, it is important to follow through with the medication prescribed for them. Avoid aspirin and NSAIDs. Treat H. pylori if present. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the medication for gastric ulcer?

What is the medication for gastric ulcer?

Ranitidine omeprazol: There are three treatments for gastric ulcer. Blocking acid using a histamine blocker such as ranitidine (zantac), Famotidine (pepcid) or a proton pump inhibitor like Omeprazole (prilosec) which are stronger acid blockers and the third is to buffer the acid which is there via antacids (maalox, mylanta, tums, (calcium carbonate) etc) gastric ulcers can actually be healed in 6-8 weeks with acid blockers and diet. ...Read more

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What is the best way to detect a gastric ulcer?

EGD: A scope into the stomach to directly visualize the stomach lining is the best way to detect an ulcer. Many physicians will opt to try a course of treatment first. ...Read more

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How to prevent gastric ulcer?

How to prevent  gastric ulcer?

Reason for question: Are u having problems now you think are due to ulcer? If so, get checked. It could be something else. Smoking, stress and large amnts of sugar or alcohol can irritate ur stomach. You may have noticed that certain foods, habits or activities make your stomach feel bad, and avoiding those things is obvious to do. Hx & exam cann tell u if meds to prevent ulcer r a good idea for u. ...Read more

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What kind of antibiotic for gastric ulcer?

Gastric ulcer: Hi, if the gastric ulcer is due to H.Pylori then there are multiple regimens available to treat it, one regimens includes Amoxicillin, clarithromycin plus a PPI, another regimen includes bismuth subsalicylate, metronidazole, and tetracycline plus a PPI. In case of resistance and treatment failure clarithromycin can be replaced by a Quinolone (Levofloxacin/Moxifloxacin). ...Read more

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What to do if I have surgery for non-healing gastric ulcers?

What to do if I have surgery for non-healing gastric ulcers?

Break-thru ulcers...: ...despite appropriate acid suppression warrant consideration for cause. Further testing is often pursued, followed by an extended treatment course, but ultimately non-healing gastric ulcerations require in many cases surgical intervention. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about antrectomy / gastrectomy for gastric ulcers?

Not commonly done: Antrectomy removes the portion of the stomach that makes acid. While there may be indications for antrectomy, such as perforation, bleeding or scarring leading to obstruction, the reality is that gastric ulcers are successfully treated by medications, including proton pump inhibitors and h2-blockers. If the ulcers are associated with h. Pylori, then eradication of this with antibiotics is needed. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more


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