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Peptic Ulcers Symptoms And Treatment
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Fast may not be best: Some medicine works fast, but not as good as others tha tmay take a bit longer. Otc zegerid is probably the fastest, but not necessarily the best. The best medication is the one that works for you without causing signifincant side effects or being too expensive for your budget. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long do none peptic ulcers usually take to heal (with slight treatment and diet changes)? Usually how long until a patient becomes pain free?
Peptic ulcer: Peptic ulcers,usually in the duodenum, heal within a few weeks of treatment with bland diet, abstinence from alcohol,nicotine and avoidance of caffeine as well as the Daily taking of ppi medications like prilosec or nexium (esomeprazole). The discomfort usually resolves more quickly-within days to a week. Of course these are generalizations and there are exceptions. ...Read more
I suffer occasional severe abdomen pain. Diagnosed with peptic ulcer. I take 40 mg esomeprazole tablets every morning. Any side effects? Treatment?
Nexium (esomeprazole) S.E.'s: Esomeprazole is a very well tolerated medication, but in the short term it can cause a number of dose-dependent side effects including commonly headache and diarrhea. Longer term use carries other consequences (please see my earlier answer on this topic in healthtap). ...Read more
Peptic ulcers: Historically, ulcers used to be treated with antacid regimens. However, the current treatment involves treating a bacteria called heliobactor pylorii. And using acid blockers as a supplement. So, patients are given antibiotics and advised to use the acid blockers (either on a short or long term basis). ...Read more
Are peptic ulcers, the same as ulcerative colitis as far as treatments (cures)..And can ulcerative colitis also be caused by h pylori?
No.: Peptic ulcers are related to acid disorder in your stomach, and are not the same as ulcerative colitis, which is inflammatory bowel disease. While peptic ulcers can be caused by h. Pylori, I have never heard uc is caused by or related to that infection. If you are having such symptoms, you need to discuss them with your own physician or a gastroenterologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ...Read more
My mom in hospital 30 days. Signs, symptoms of peptic ulcer's. Ruptured. Bleed to death there. It was known but not mentioned. Avoidable. Why was surgery, treatment, advising not done? Thanks.
I am very sorry: I am truly so sorry for your loss. Understanding why may help ease the hurt, anger. Active bleeding ulcers can have a 10-14 percent mortality, & esophageal perforation, producing even greater rates. Medicine that prevent bleeding from stopping, such as motrin, don't help the situation. Making sure nothing congenital present, like a bleeding disorder, may help prevent this tragedy from recurring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ...Read more
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