Peptic Ulcers: All you need to know
A peptic ulcer is a condition of having a sore (ulcer) in the lining of the oesophagus, stomach or small intestine.
Long-time overuse of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Aspirin is one of the most common causes of peptic ulcers.
- Requires medical diagnosis and treatment
- Common and painful condition
Ages affected- all ages are susceptible
There are three kinds of peptic ulcers: gastric ulcers, esophageal ulcers, and duodenal ulcers- ulcers that develop in the small intestines.
Ulcers cause a burning sensation, but peptic ulcers can be accompanied by a variety of other symptoms. The symptoms usually range from mild to moderate.
People may experience:
- Burning abdominal pain
- Nausea and feeling faint
- Bloody or dark stools
- Unexplained weight loss
Your doctor will run tests and recommend a treatment plan, which usually includes taking medication daily for a couple weeks.
- Avoid alcohol
- Proper rest
- Refrain from taking pain relievers
- Acid blockers like Zantac or Pepcid
If the pain persists after taking medication for 2 weeks, seeing a specialist is recommended. At MFine, we care deeply about your well-being and weâ€™ve kept your health in mind when we created our holistic health program. You can improve your daily life, starting today.