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What Is The Best Treatment For Stomach Discomfort
Acid blockers: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Type and stage: Treatment will depend on the type of cancer and the stage of cancer. Your performance status ( how good your condition is/other medical problems etc) is also a very important factor that has to be calculated in when deciding the best treatment for each case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosis: There is never a best treatment without first obtaining an accurate diagnosis. Consultation with an md is the only way to obtain the information about why, and then a best treatment can be planned for. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends: This depends on cause of the "gastric pains".... Abdominal pain? There are treatments for cramps, ulcer disease, heartburn, reflux disease, gallbladder disease, etc.... It is important you discuss with your family physician. He/she will perform a complete history review and physical exam. The results will help direct additional evaluation and diagnose necessary to treat you. ...Read more
IBS: Abdominal bloating is considered to be a subset of irritable bowel syndrome but you will need to be evaluated for other causes like reflux, gallstones, pancreatic problems, gyn problems if female and kidney problems. Once work up is negative options are probiotics, antispasmodics and a new treatment with antibiotic rifaximin. Consult your doctor for options. ...Read more
A clear diagnosis: See your primary care for an evaluation and find out the root of your stomach problem. Then they can give you a clear treatment. ...Read more
Ibuprofen/tylenol: Alternating 3 Ibuprofen with 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) at 3 hour intervals gives almost narcotic levels of pain relief without the complications of narcotics. Assuming you can tolerate Ibuprofen and don't exceed the maximum daily dosage for either medication, there is a synergystic effect. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on cause: It depends on the cause of the ulcer. If it's due to stasis ulcer (decubitus), then a dressing such as duoderm is helpful. Also, bec there is usualky secondary bacterial infection, tipical and/or antibiotics may be necessary. ...Read more
Depends on H.pylori: If helicobacter pylori has been documented in association with your ulcer, then treatment of it is requisite.Not treating this bacteria places you at risk for ulcer non-healing, ulcer recurrence, & even stomach cancer.There are a number of antibiotic combinations that work quite effectively in eradicating the infection. After completion of antibiotics, check stool to document clearance of the bug. ...Read more
Many options: Some simple things to do for tendonitis include rest, icing (20 minutes per hour), anti-inflammatory medications (such as advil, (ibuprofen) motrin, or aleve), and possibly splinting. See your doctor, however, if these simple treatments are not sufficient, or if your symptoms worsen. ...Read more
Control glucose: Most important is to control ur blood sugar-w/o that it will likely cont to progress. Tx aimed @ sx include oral: gabapentin, pregabalin, some antidepressants (ex duloxetine), more & topical: capsaicin, lidocaine, tens, more. Dfclt to predict who will respond to which the best. Lots of choices & i gen talk thru in's & out's of many & decide together which to try 1st, etc. May need combo top + oral. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
H Pylori eradication: Peptic ulcers are commonly caused by helicobacter pylori infection, a tough bacteria that can survive in the acidic environment of the stomach. Getting tested for and treated for this condition is important in peptic ulcers. H. Pylori is not the cause. Stomach acid suppression with proton pump inhibitors may also be effective depending on the type, location, and severity of he ulcer. ...Read more
Depends on type: Leg ulcers may be caused by arterial disease or they are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. These ulcers are generally on the ankle mostly on the inside of the leg. The skin is ofter brown in that area. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. Our cure rate with venous ulcers is 97%. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Excision: I have to respectfully disagree with dr. Beard. While 80% of patients have pain relief while on lupron, (leuprolide) over half of all patients have a recurrence of pain within a year, some after 6 mos. Complete excision of endo can be done without removing any reproductive organs, and has a 80% chance of curing endo with no recurrence of endo. There are no hormonal side effects like Lupron (leuprolide) has. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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