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Acid Peptic Disease: Symptoms and Treatmen

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Peptic ulcers develop in the intestines as a result of erosion of the intestine walls from stomach acids or a bacterial infection.

Peptic ulcers are common, occurring in around 10-15% of the population at any given time.

  • Medical diagnosis required
  • Treated by a medical professional
  • Short term, usually resolves within days or weeks.

Severe acidity in the stomach causes the protective layer of mucus in your stomach to wear off. It may also be caused due to overuse of medication like aspirin, ibuprofen, and other anti-inflammatory drugs.

Symptoms

  • Burning abdominal pain, which extends from the abdomen up to the chest.
  • Change in appetite
  • Bloody or dark stools
  • Bloating
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Vomiting
  • Chest pain
  • Unexplained weight loss

Treatment

Self-care:
Avoid eating nutrient-rich and oily food to prevent triggers.

Medication:

If peptic ulcers are due to bacterial infection, antibiotics may be prescribed to get rid of H.Pylori infections and reduce the stomach acid.
Acid blockers like ranitidine and famotidine are also effective in reducing the stomach acid and in relieving ulcers.
Sucralfate helps you coat your stomach and reduce symptoms of peptic ulcer.

Specialists:

Consult a doctor if the symptoms are evident and in case the condition worsens.
At mfine, we provide accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plans for all health concerns under a team of qualified doctors.

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