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Doctor insights on: Nursing Diagnosis For Peptic Ulcer Disease

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Can peptic ulcer disease lead to cancer?

Rarely: Peptic ulcers and stomach cancer are both caused, in part, by helicobacter infection. A stomach cancer may present as an ulcer. A bona fide peptic almost never turns into cancer.

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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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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How does a peptic ulcer disease affect your digestive system?

How does a peptic ulcer disease affect your digestive system?

Varies: Ulcers can cause pain, nausea, vomiting, bleeding, anemia or weight loss. Ironically, most ulcers are probably asymptomatic.

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Are there any other treatment options for peptic ulcer disease?

Are there any other treatment options for peptic ulcer disease?

Please see: Please see your gastroenterologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the correct answer.

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What are common symptoms of peptic ulcer disease?

Pain, nausea: Most ulcers are probably asymptomatic but common symptoms include mid upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and black tarry stools.

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What are recently approved drugs for the management of peptic ulcer disease?

What are recently approved drugs for the management of peptic ulcer disease?

Define recent: Pylera is a combo pill used to treat helicobacter pylori which causes ulcers. Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is a proton-pump inhibitor in the same class as Prilosec and Nexium which helps to heal ulcers.

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Does peptic ulcer disease lead to weight loss?

Does peptic ulcer disease lead to weight loss?

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.".

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Who is more likely to be affected by peptic ulcer disease?

Who is more likely to be affected by peptic ulcer disease?

Someone taking NSAID: The 2 most common causes of stomach or duodenal ulcers are infection with the helicobacter pylori bacteria and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, meloxicam, etc.

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Is peptic ulcer disease also related to having pernicious anemia?

Is peptic ulcer disease also related to having pernicious anemia?

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.

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Can patients with peptic ulcer disease pud have pernicious anemia?

Can patients with peptic ulcer disease pud have pernicious anemia?

Hopefully not: If you are managed with chronic acid reducing medications, you run the risk of low B12 levels in your blood. Get tested and supplement if recommended. You should not experience B12 anemia if under medical care.

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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?

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

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Can you tell me how is the cure of peptic ulcer?

Can you tell me how is the cure of peptic ulcer?

Antibiotics&AcidSupr: Because most Peptic Ulcers are caused due to infection with H Pylori Bacteria Peptic ulcer is treated with a course of two different antibiotics and Acid Supression therapy. It cures the ulcer most of the time Ulcers caused by other causes are treated with stoping the drugs and acid suppression therapy

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What can I do to ease the symptoms of a peptic ulcer?

What can I do to ease the symptoms of a peptic ulcer?

Acid reducing meds: Also known as proton pump inhibitors like Omeprazole etc. Are recommended for the treatment of ulcers. Otc antacids may help with short term symptom relief but will not heal ulcers. If h. Pylori bacterium is present you will need antibiotics as well. Avoid any nsaids, or Aspirin and make sure you eat light avoiding heavy, spicy and acidic foods, including citrus, sodas, caffeine, alcohol & smoking.

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What is the treatment of peptic ulcer?

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.

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What is the treatment for peptic ulcer?

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

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Can we drink tea when we have peptic ulcer?

Not a great idea: I think caffeinated products like tea can exacerbate a peptic ulcer

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What is the best treatment for peptic ulcer?

What is the best treatment for peptic ulcer?

Mabye: Ulcers can bleed and be very serious. Please see your primary provider to be further evaluated..

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I want to know what is peptic ulcer bacteria?

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).

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What is the pathogen that causes a peptic ulcer?

Peptic ulcer: Most, but not all, peptic ulcers are caused by a bacterium known as Helicobacter pylori. It is usually contracted during childhood but does not cause symptoms until adulthood. It lives in the mucus layer of the stomach. Hope that helps.

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What does it mean if you had a duodenal peptic ulcer?

What does it mean if you had a duodenal peptic ulcer?

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.

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


Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Peptic Ulcer (Definition)

A condition in which there is corrosion of the surface of the stomach and/or first part of the small intestine. Symptoms include upper abdominal pain, nausea, ...Read more