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How To Treat Duodenal Ulcer
Duodenal Ulcers: The most common cause of duodenal ulcer is a stomach infection associated with the helicobacter pylori (h pylori) bacteria. Other risk factors for duodenal ulcers include overuse of alcohol, tobacco, and medications such as Aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). Severe illness has also been implicated as a risk factor in the development of duodenal ulcer.See 3 more doctor answers
Currently ongoing: Active means that it is actually ongoing at this time. As opposed to a resolved, or healed ulcer. The difference can be seen on direct visualization by a procedure known as gastro-esophageal-duodenoscopy, or EGD for short
Burning pain, nausea: Gnawing pain, discomfort that persists, nausea, general malaise....Pain may be in mid upper abdomen, but also could radiate toward the sides, and even thru to the back. If take simple over the counter antacids and it goes away, fine. But if it persists, and you have to keep taking them daily, not fine. Get thee to the doc.
Ulcer: A duodenal ulcer is an ulcer located in the first part of the small intestine, right after the stomach. This can be caused by many things, most commonly from NSAID use (e.g. Advil, (ibuprofen) motrin, aspirin) and bacterial infections (e.g. Helicobacter pylori). These are treated by endoscopy and acid blocking medications.
Duodenal ulcer: Any break in the lining mucosa of the first portion of the small intestine.
Meds will help: Previously recommendations were to avoid spicy foods, acidic foods, coffee and the like. More recently it has be determined that for most people those dietary restrictions are not needed. But if a certain food bothers you, coffee etc., by all means, avoid those foods.
Yes: Dgl(deglyccyrhized licorice), aloe vera gel, and a zinc containing product called zinlori 75 from metagenics all are quite helpful for this.
Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe: Since it does not mess up with the gastric mucosa /acid
Snacks: First thing to do, given that you have an ulcer, is to quit smoking, regardless of how little you smoke. Then, when considering snacks, check out healthy protein, just a small portion will do, fruits, veggies & high fiber foods. A small handful of nuts is a great snack as it incorporates protein, fiber & healthy oils, too. I don't know about egypt, but greek yogurt is all the rage here in states.
Yes: Anyone can get an ulcer. Anxiety itself is not a specific cause though. Bacteria such as h. Pylori, use of excess Aspirin or Ibuprofen type medications, cigarette smoking, and alcohol intake can all increase risks of peptic ulcer. There are medications that you can take & tests your doctor can order.
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