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Treatment and Prevention of Peptic Ulcer

In this article we will discuss about the treatment and prevention part of peptic ulcer. So, let’s get started.

Treatment

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) like

Omeprazole

Rabeprazole

Pantoprazole

Lansoprazole

Histamine or H+ receptors blocker like

Cimetidine

Ranitidine

Famotidine

Bismuth Subsalicylate like

Pepto-Bismol

Protectants like

Sucralfate

Antacids like

Aluminum and Magnesium Hydroxide

Antibiotics like tetracycline etc for H.pylori infection

Triple Therapy

Doctor prescribes medications for 7 to 14 days and it includes

(1) an antibiotic clarithromycin

(2) an antibiotic metronidazole or amoxicillin

(3) a PPI

Quadruple Therapy

(1) an antibiotic tetracycline and metronidazole

(2) a PPI

(3) Bismuth Subsalicylate

Prevention

Avoid Smoking and Alcoholism

Reduction in use of NSAIDS

Maintain a healthy lifestyle

Avoid eating excessive spicy foods

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Causes and Symptoms of Peptic Ulcer

In this article we will discuss about the various Causes and Symptoms of Peptic Ulcer. So,lets get started.

Causes

H.pylori infection

Long term pain killers or NSAIDs usage

Other factors include

High Stress level

Smoking

Alcoholism

Eating Spicy foods

Sign and Symptoms

Burning and Dull Abdominal Pain

Bloating

Point epigastric tenderness at the site of ulcer i.e duodenal or gastric ulcer

Dark stool

Loss of Appetite

Nausea

Weight loss

Heartburn

Vomiting that may contain blood

Anemia

Frequent Burping

In the next article we will discuss about treatment of peptic ulcer.

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