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What Are Recommended Tests That Can Determine The Cause Of A Peptic Ulcer
Hello i wanted to ask if fast foods causes peptic ulcer $ reflux or not ?Are there any document ?I want to find more information
Not exactly: Fast food tends to be high in fat. Fat requires more time to digest, and the stomach accommodates for this by releasing its contents into the intestine more slowly when they are high in fat. This delay in gastric emptying may result in worsening of reflux/heartburn symptoms. If you have an ulcer, it will also aggravate those symptoms because of ongoing acid release. ...Read more
Stimulates acid: Gastrin: a hormone made in pancreas, stimulates acid production; more acid tamps down gastrin production-balancing act. Lack of acid production from meds, eg ppis (nexium (esomeprazole) etc), stomach problems (atrophic gastritis) , kidney disease will incr gastrin levels. Incr. Gastrin levels from tumors can incr. Stomach acid production, overcome body defenses, and cause ulcers. Most ulcers not from xs acid. ...Read more
9 yards: It s not only about an antibiotic, or one medication. A general dr, or GI specialist will most likely study the case, determine the cause of the ulcer, and offer the alternatives for a specific case. Many causes and treatments exist, all of them good for its indication; and it s always better to personalize it based on preferences / particularities of the patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat the H.pylori: H.Pylori status is checked with the intention of treating the infection to eradication, when found. Untreated h.Pylori may increase your risk of ulceration as well as of stomach cancer. Don't however confuse a positive h.Pylori blood test with actual infection--having the antibody may only mean that at some point you were exposed. Biopsy, breath test, stool antigen assess for this bacteria. ...Read more
OTC meds?: First be sure the diagnosis is confirmed by a doctor. There is a bacteria that can cause stomach ulcers and you should be checked for this. If that is negative then OTC meds that can be used include ranitidine (Zantac), Omeprazole (Prilosec), Pantoprazole (protonix), tums (calcium carbonate). ...Read more
Signs if a peptic ulcer? If it's caused by nsaids is it differ then from hpilori? Will it start to bleed?
Not: Similar symptoms. Pain usually better or aggravated by food. Gi bleeding could occur with either. ...Read more
I went to the doctor he said i had a peptic ulcer just by symtons.I took the medicine but made me sick. Can doctors determine this just by symptons?
I was told I had a possible peptic ulcer and i was to have an end done but found out I was pregnant so I never got it done and they also recommended a colonoscopy and it really scares me?
Yes colonoscopy is: a bit scary, but the worst part of the colonoscopy really is the prep the day/night before. It cleanses your intestines but it also makes you stay on the toilet for a whole night like having massive diarrhea (which is what you are trying to do to yourself so the doctor can see the next day). Other than that, the procedure itself is not bad once they give you the sedative so you don't care much.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, possible.: Intrinsic factor (if) is secreted by the stomach and needed for vitamin B12 absorption. Gastric ulcers can reduce the secretion of if and treatment for ulcers can reduce stomach acidity, which is needed to free up B12 from natural proteins to allow binding to if. B12 deficiency affects myelinated peripheral nerves, and can cause dysfunction of sensation and muscle cells. ...Read more
How do you take ppi w/ nsaid if you have peptic ulcer? Which ppi drug/dose do you recommend if someone w/ peptic ulcer must on max dose of nsaid?
Avoid NSAID if able: I would minimize NSAID use and/or consider a cox-2 alternative. Hpylori needs to be excluded and treated if present. With this i would rec high dose ppi bid for 6-8 weeks and then if PUD healed decrease to once a day. ...Read more
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