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Peptic Ulcer- know your treatment options

Peptic ulcers are relatively common in India. The dangers associated with peptic ulcers are anemia, profuse bleeding, and stomach cancer. Ulcer should not be neglected, and treated immediately. 1 in 10 people in our country is suffering from it. The major cause is the stress of modern life and high consumption of fast food. Read here to find out.

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Peptic Ulcer- know your treatment options

Peptic ulcers are relatively common in India. The dangers associated with peptic ulcers are anemia, profuse bleeding, and stomach cancer. Ulcer should not be neglected, and treated immediately. 1 in 10 people in our country is suffering from it. The major cause is the stress of modern life and high consumption of fast food. Read here to find out.

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Condition

first condition

What is Peptic ulcer?

Peptic ulcer disease is a condition in which painful sores or ulcers develop in the lining of the stomach or the first part of the small intestine (the duodenum). Normally, a thick layer of mucus protects the stomach lining from the effect of its digestive juices. But many things can reduce this protective layer, allowing stomach acid to damage the tissueview more

How to diagnose ?

To confirm the diagnosis, one of these tests might be required: Endoscopy H. Pylori tests: A breath test is the easiest way to discover H. pylori. Your provider can also look for it with a blood or stool test. Imaging tests: Less frequently, imaging tests such as Barium X-rays and CT scans are used to detect ulcers.

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second condition

Condition

Condition one

What is Peptic ulcer?

Peptic ulcer disease is a condition in which painful sores or ulcers develop in the lining of the stomach or the first part of the small intestine (the duodenum). Normally, a thick layer of mucus protects the stomach lining from the effect of its digestive juices. But many things can reduce this protective layer, allowing stomach acid to damage the tissue

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Condition two

How to diagnose ?

To confirm the diagnosis, one of these tests might be required: Endoscopy H. Pylori tests: A breath test is the easiest way to discover H. pylori. Your provider can also look for it with a blood or stool test. Imaging tests: Less frequently, imaging tests such as Barium X-rays and CT scans are used to detect ulcers.

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Causes

  • Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria.
  • Pain-relieving NSAID medications

Symptoms

  • Abdominal pain
  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea and vomiting

Causes

  • Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria.
  • Pain-relieving NSAID medications

Symptoms

  • Abdominal pain
  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea and vomiting

How to manage peptic ulcer? What would be the complication if not operated?

For most people, doctors treat ulcers with medications, including: Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) Histamine receptor blockers (H2 blockers) Antibiotics Complications if left untreated Without the right treatment, ulcers can lead to serious health problems, including: Bleeding. Perforation (a hole through the wall of the stomach). Gastric outlet obstruction (from swelling or scarring) that blocks the passageway from the stomach to the small intestine.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Prevention includes avoiding NSAIDs, managing stress, limiting alcohol and smoking, and H. pylori eradication.

H. pylori infection, long-term use of NSAIDs,smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and stress.

Possible side effects include infection, bleeding, or recurrence of ulcers.