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What are the differences between duodenal and gastric ulcers in symptoms !? And which one food will releif its pain !?

What are the differences between duodenal and gastric ulcers in symptoms !? And which one food will releif its pain !?

See details: The symptoms are quite similar. Epigastric pain, bloating, nausea, abdominal tenderness are possible symptoms. Food may help but consider seeing a GI specialist and starting meds to help heal the ulcer. ...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 do I have signs and symptoms of gastric ulcer?

Why do I have signs and symptoms of gastric ulcer?

Non-specific : Common symptoms of PUD including abd pain, nausea, vomiting, early satiety or loss of appetite can be seen in a variety of conditions besides gastric ulcers. ...Read more

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Does acidic food aggravate signs and symptoms of a gastric ulcer?

Does acidic food aggravate signs and symptoms of a gastric ulcer?

It may: But not always. Some patients have no problems with eating while others have exacerbation of symptoms. ...Read more

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How are symptoms different between gastritis and gastric/peptic ulcer?

How are symptoms different between gastritis and gastric/peptic ulcer?

They can overlap.: Some symptoms of gastritis and gastric ulcer can be the same - abdominal pain and discomfort. Some times an ulcer can cause more severe pain and if it is causing bleeding people will have black bowel movements or "melena " as a result. Sometimes an evaluation by a physician with lab work and possibly EGD (scope to look in stomach to visualize esophagus and stomach lining) is the only way to tell ...Read more

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My symptoms are fuzzy feeling in the head, black outs, memory loss and feeling tired. I am 30 years old with mild sleep apnea, bipolar& gastric ulcers?

My symptoms are fuzzy feeling in the head, black outs, memory loss and feeling tired. I am 30 years old with mild sleep apnea, bipolar& gastric ulcers?

Treat osa first: Do the simplest thing first. Get an oral appliance (from a dentist familiar with sleep apnea) to treat the sleep apnea. The memory loss and feeling tired may be related to this. Some of the other symptoms may fade, as well. If not, they will probably be easier to diagnose then. ...Read more

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Is it considered to be a normal symptom for a gastric ulcer and gallstone patient to have to sleep sitting up straight due to burning pain in stomach area if lying down. I have no acid reflux. I'm already on 40mg x 2 of ppi. This was after chocolate.

Is it considered to be a normal symptom for a gastric ulcer and gallstone patient to have to sleep sitting up straight due to burning pain in stomach area if lying down. I have no acid reflux. I'm already on 40mg x 2 of ppi. This was after chocolate.

Reflux: It's true that the discomfort of reflux occurs in the esophageal area(chest) especially in the reclining position. In my experience gastric ulcers often have atypical symptoms and it could be causing your distress or perhaps reflux is being felt in the lower esophagus near the stomach junction. Chocolate can produce reflux. Since you're so symptomatic, I hope you're under the care of a gastroenter ...Read more

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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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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?

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

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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