Multiple gastric ulcers - Doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
No: The acidity of milk is low.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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