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What Can I Do For My Stomach Ulcer Without Going To A Doctor
Ulcer: With stomach ulcer the pain gets worse with food, with small intestine ulcer the pain is worse while hungry and in the middle of the night. The most common causes of user is H Pylori infection, Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory medications like Motrin, Smoking and Alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stomach ulcers, also called peptic ulcers, are erosions in the wall of the stomach that can result in bleeding or pain. They can be caused by ibuprofen and similar medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or by infection with a bacteria called H. pylori that ...Read more
Worry about stomach: If you really have an ulcer in your stomach (found by x-ray or endoscopy) please don't self-medicate without a doctor's advice. Ulcers can bleed (sometimes massively), perforate the stomach, obstruct stomach emptying. Sometimes, an ulcer can form in a cancer so to avoid this possibility it is important to make sure the ulcer actually heals. Relief of ulcer symptoms doesn't always mean healing. ...Read more
No: The only way to know for sure is to look. ...Read more
Stomach ulcer: Stomach ulcers may heal if they are not continuing to be irritated by food, alcohol, or acid from reflux. However, some ulcers can be caused by a bacterial infection H pylori and need a regimen of meds including an antibiotic for cure. In the meantime you can take a proton pump inhibitor like Prilosec and antacids. Avoid irritating food and drink. Sleep with your head elevated at 45 degrees. ...Read more
No: Massage affects circulation and sometimes the contour of the nipple. Hormones and body weight affect the size of the breast. Weight training can affect how the breast sits on the chest. A plastic surgeon can evaluate you for options in changing your breast size, but as a physical medicine doctor, i emphasize posture, weight, and bra design as the first steps in changing your silhouette. ...Read more
Can any doc explain why avoid certain foods when you have a stomach ulcer when they're actually alkalising?
EGD endoscopy: This can be diagnosed best by esophageal, gastric and duodenal (EGD) endoscopy. Patient with stomach ulcer may notice epigastric pain, acid regurgitation or postprandial abdominal pain. If you are symptomatic it is suggested that you see a gastroenterologist to have an upper GI endoscopic examination. ...Read more
Less common: Stomach ulcers were very common 40-50 years ago. They still occur, but are not nearly as common. Some of the decrease is due to medicines like tagamet and nexium, (esomeprazole) but they were declining even before tagamet came out. Still if you have persistent pain in your upper abdomen, especially with burning, see your doctor. ...Read more
Gastritis/ Ulcer: It would be irresponsible for Healthtap doctors to recommend home 'cures' for such serious conditions. The needed information is not available. Furthermore - this portion of Healthtap is designed to provide medical education - not for patient treatment. Would encourage you to work with your medical provider on this. Take care. ...Read more
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