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What Helps Stomach Ulcers
Many causes of ulcer: A stomach ulcer is literally a hole in the stomach lining. H.Pylori bacteria & use of nsaid's are independent but common risk factors, as are age, tobacco use, & prior history of ulceration. Admission to the ICU can result in stress-related ulceration within the first few days of hospitalization. Also, significant burns (curling's ulcer), head trauma (cushing's ulcer), sheering forces, cancer. ...Read more
What is wrong if I have stomach ulcers for 3 years. I am on 40g losac and sometimes have to go up to 60g. Is there surgery r anything to help.
Ulcers: See a gastroenterologist for an evaluation and then a possible referral to a surgeon. ...Read more
Biopsy: Only a biopsy can make the diagnosis of stomach cancer. If a stomach ulcer needs to be biopsied, a doctor needs to do an endoscopy (inserting a tube with a camera down your throat to your stomach) and then take a biopsy. Then the pathologist looks at it and see if there is cancer or not. Biopsy is the only way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have stomach ulcer but i dint know what ulcer it is. but i have pains sometime and i do not trust tablets to cure ulcer. can you help me?
Ulcer cures: Ulcers are like a sore in the stomach. The treatment for curing ulcers is proton pump inhibitors. These medications block stomach acid and allow the ulcer to heal. You also need to avoid all alcohol and anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen as these can cause ulcers and delay healing. ...Read more
No: Although milk is an alkali (opposite of an acid) and it can neutralize acid, the human body is very smart. When you start to eat or drink an alkali, a signal is sent to your stomach telling it to prepare to be "neutralized." the stomach will then respond by producing even more acid to counteract the alkali. Hence, long term use of milk, mylanta, maalox and others is not effective against ulcers. ...Read more
Possible re-ulcer?: Pain is a warning sign, so your symptoms signal a problem. How serious the problem ; what organ(s) is(are) involved will be determined by appropriate medical evaluation--see your doctor. In the meantime, if you're taking nsaid's (aleve, advil) discontinue them now, since you may be describing early signs of an ulcer recurrence. No alcohol too please, ; consider restarting acid blocker medication. ...Read more
I have had a pain in my stomach that acts like an ulcer. I have had it for 10 years. What could it be? Could an ulcer last that long? PPI's help.
Could be H. pylori: Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a type of bacteria that can live in the stomach and can cause stomach pain and other symptoms. H. pylori infection can lead to serious problems, such as stomach ulcers and even cancer, if it is not treated. PPIs will help symptoms but not kill bacteria. It can be detected by blood test and cured with antibiotics along with PPI. ...Read more
See answer: Avoid classic trigger foods such as spicey, acidic, fatty foods. Avoid or at least decrease stress/anxiety. Increase water intake, try otc omeprazole. Some ulcers are caused by bacteria (h. Pylori), which you should be checked for by a dr., as if you have that, you would need to be treated for it. Best wishes. ...Read more
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