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Peptic Ulcer Diet Menu
Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Think easy: Foods that are easy to digest will be easy on the stomach (less churning, less acid needed). You will find low fat, dairy and vegetable meals to be well tolerated. Softer meats, prepared in low fat ways and eaten slowly (well chewed) will do well. Don't be afraid of fruits and vegetables. Natural acids will help digestion of grains and meats. ...Read more
I have a peptic ulcer and I am taking ranitidine for it. What kind of diet should I have? Can I eat what I usually eat?
Diet with ulcer: Diet isn't as important to ulcer care as we once thought it was. Obviously it's best to avoid alcohol or medicines like aspirin, ibuprofen, or aleve (naproxen) but other than that your diet normally is not much of a factor. You might ask your doctor if you were tested for H. Pylori - an infection now proven to be the cause of most ulcers. ...Read more
Acid related ulcer: This term generally refers to stomach or duodenal ulcers. 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. ...Read more
H Pylori Infection:
Peptic ulcer is most commonly caused by infection with a bacteria called H Pylori. Other rare causes may be use of NSAIDs like ibuprofen, naproxen when used regularly. Other meds like Actonel, (risedronate)fosamax, pottasium supplements may rarely cause ulcer in stomach.
People who smoke and drink alcohol excessively are at increased risk to develop Peptic Ulcer ...Read more
IF LARGE ENOUGH: The bleeding may be difficult to contain. When an ulcer perforates, it goes through the wall of your stomach. Acid, bile, food contents then get spilled in your abdominal cavity, causing massive inflammation and infection, called peritonitis, which can cause fulminant multi organ failure and death. ...Read more
What can you afford?: Best medicine for anyone is something that you can afford whether thru insurance or just cash pay. Next does this medicine actually do what you need it to do. Using epocrates. Com & drugs. Com, look for proton pump inhibitors & h2 blockers to treat stomach ulcers. Some are available over-the-counter w/o prescription at lower strength. Go see your doc to confirm diagnosis & search for h pylori. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
See details: It may heal by itself but left untreated increases the risks of bleeds and other complications. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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