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How Does A Peptic Ulcer Disease Affect Your Digestive System
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more
Please see: Please see your gastroenterologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the correct answer. ...Read more
Weight loss and PUD: Involuntary weight loss is always considered a clinical "red flag." that being said, it is not a surprise that peptic ulcer disease patients may experience less interest in eating due to the pain that meals engender. Under such circumstance, weight loss may follow. However, stomach ulcers may on occasion arise in the setting of cancer, severe physiologic stress, trauma. Don't ignore "red flags.". ...Read more
Ulcer/infection: Vitamin B12 requires intrinsic factor secreted by the stomach in order to be absorbed. If enough of the stomach cells have been damaged by ulcers, a lack of intrinsic factor secretion could lead to a decreased absorption of B12 and pernicious anemia. Infection with helicobacter pylori can lead to chronic gastritis which can also lead to both ulcers and anemia. ...Read more
My mom is suffering from peptic ulcer disease....she went to a doctor & the doctor gave her triple therapy...but that doesn't work...what can I do?
Peptic ulcer: Triple therapy is used for the eradication of h pylori disease she may need to have a repeat course sometimes first course does not work. I f she still continue s to have pain then she needs to be reassessed by her GI doctor ...Read more
What's the drug of choice for peptic ulcer in patients with heart disease, hypertension and diabetes!??
PPI’s: The class of drug is Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI’s). ...Read more
Mabye: Ulcers can bleed and be very serious. Please see your primary provider to be further evaluated.. ...Read more
Peptic ulcer: If you're having stomach pain and other symptoms, your doctor can help investigate your complaints and see what you may need. For a clear diagnosis of peptic ulcer, an upper GI endoscopy is needed. Gastroenterologists usually perform these procedures, and can make definitive treatment recommendations. If your age is truly 48, why does it matter what your mother believes? ...Read more
Treat the H.pylori: H.Pylori status is checked with the intention of treating the infection to eradication, when found. Untreated h.Pylori may increase your risk of ulceration as well as of stomach cancer. Don't however confuse a positive h.Pylori blood test with actual infection--having the antibody may only mean that at some point you were exposed. Biopsy, breath test, stool antigen assess for this bacteria. ...Read more
If you have a peptic ulcer and can't stay from a bit of alcohol, which wine or beer is least damaging?
Ulcer alcohol: Can't stay from killing yourself? Then do not contact healthtap. ...Read more
Endoscopy: With biopsies is the gold standard for diagnosing peptic ulcers -and looking for causes like helicobacter although helicobacter can be diagnosed with a blood test as well. ...Read more
I've been researching online and I think I've reached the conclusion of having a peptic ulcer. How can I heal it?
Don't recommend: Self diagnosing. See your physician or a gastroenterologist for evaluation. Treatment recommendations will follow. Take care. ...Read more
Meds, occ surgery: These days we are aware that most ulcers are caused by a bacterial infection (h. Pylori): treat infection for about 2 weeks, involves meds to reduce acid production as well, e.g. Nexium (esomeprazole) or prilosec, cures the disease in most. Complicated ulcers, e.g. Bleed or perforate are more involved to treat. Uncomplicated ulcers caused by nsaids rxd with meds, e.g. Nexium (esomeprazole) or prilosec, less surgery these day. ...Read more
Ulcer: Taking medicines-such as H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)-and making lifestyle changes, including avoiding nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), quitting smoking avoiding alcohol (no more than 2 drinks a day for men and 1 drink a day for women; eating a balanced diet avoiding fatty fried foods and high calorie snacks ...Read more
Helicobacter pylori: Common infection worldwide. More in lower socioeconomics. Transmission not known if food, water, people; decreased with better refrigeration. Commonest cause of ulcers of stomach and duodenum; can be colonized for decades (they like acidic environment, adapt to it). Can be associated with stomach cancer, lymphoma. Can be rx'd with antibiotics and antiulcer meds (and should be in most people). ...Read more
It will heal: Ulcers of the stomach and duodenum heal with time. Prilosec and similar meds will accelerate the healing process. Important to be sure you do not have an infection with a bacterial called h. Pylori. If so, then antibiotics will be necessary to eradicate it. Also, you should avoid taking asa or anti-inflammatory medications e.g. Ibuprofen, Motrin as these will impede the healing process. ...Read more
As directed: Take as directed by your physician. Usually it is prescribed once a day. It lasts 24 hours. Check with your prescribing doctor. Good health to you ...Read more
Has a peptic ulcer: ...been formally diagnosed, or are you experiencing what you believe to be symptoms of one? Makes a big difference in the answer we give, and what endpoint you need for therapy completion. ...Read more
Fast may not be best:
Some medicine works fast, but not as good as others tha tmay take a bit longer.
Otc zegerid is probably the fastest, but not necessarily the best.
The best medication is the one that works for you without causing signifincant side effects or being too expensive for your budget. ...Read more
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