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How To Treat Stomach Ulcer
PPIs: The most common treatment for stomach ulcers is a proton pump inhibitor (ex. Omeprazole) they prevent your stomach from making too much acid, allowing your ulcer to heal. Some ulcers are caused by a bacteria and will need to be treated with antibiotics along with the ppi. Make an appointment with your doctor to determine the source of the ulcer and what treatment is best for you. ...Read more
If you have a: diagnosed ulcer you may wish to avoid alcohol & tobacco as well as coffee, black tea, soda, Peppermint/spearmint tea, citrus juices, foods with cream/whole milk, tomato products,peppers, hot chilies or heavy seasonings. See your medical provider for actual treatment. Take care. ...Read more
Stomach ulcer?: First, see doc to confirm it is an ulcer. If already diagnosed, can use otc ppi like Prilosec or Prevacid or can have doc rx optimal dose of ppi. Sometimes carafate (sucralfate) is added to heal ulcers more quickly. It bonds to ulcer site(s) like a patch to prevent further erosion by acid. Important to take it on empty stomach as food interferes with its function. Avoid acidic foods, caffeine, soda pop, fats. ...Read more
See your doctor : Your doctor can test you for H. Pylori. This is a bacteria found to be responsible for peptic ulcer disease. If positive, medication can be prescribed by your doctor. After you are examined and a careful history obtained, your doctor may order additional tests. See your doctor to be properly diagnosed and treated. Best wishes! ...Read more
No: Massage affects circulation and sometimes the contour of the nipple. Hormones and body weight affect the size of the breast. Weight training can affect how the breast sits on the chest. A plastic surgeon can evaluate you for options in changing your breast size, but as a physical medicine doctor, i emphasize posture, weight, and bra design as the first steps in changing your silhouette. ...Read more
How would be a patient taking Plavix (clopidogrel) treated if he/she got a stomach ulcer? Would Plavix (clopidogrel) be quitted/changed with something else?
Plavix (clopidogrel) stopped: Yes, Plavix (clopidogrel) would be discontinued in this situation. Unfortunately it is really not safer than aspirin when it comes to risk for bleeding from ulcers. In this situation all factors would be considered: reason/need for anti-coagulation, how strong is it, etc. Options would include no anti-coagulation, low or intermediate dose aspirin, self-administered shots/heparin, or warfarin/Coumadin. ...Read more
If someone have stomach ulcer cause by h.pylori,but they didn't treat the bacteria. how long will h.pylori cause another ulcer ?
Unknown : it is difficult to predict. You could have multiple new officers, which could start the minute you go off of the stomach medication, or you may have no other ulcers the rest of your life. If you have a documented ulcer, however. It is important to completely eradicate the H pylori so that it is less likely to recur. ...Read more
Lump in my throat. Constantly drinking water. What could this be. How can I treat it. I have acide reflux, hiatal hernia, stomach ulcer, anxiety.
Not dangerous: The sensation of something stuck in the throat is common, but poorly understood. It is often referred to as a "globus" sensation. Probably not related to your hiatal hernia or gerd. It is not dangerous at all. Anxiety could have something to do with it, but that can be difficult to control as well. See your pcp for more advice, but don't worry, it won't hurt you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Silent stomach ulcer: Not always. Ulcers may not hurt if they are due to ongoing use of nsaid's that patients take for their "pain killer" property. Sometimes ulcers in the elderly are without any warning symptoms until they bleed, obstruct, perforate. If you think you have an ulcer, don't wait for it to become overtly painful before you seek medical evaluation. ...Read more