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What is the treatment of peptic ulcer?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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