Information about Peptic Ulcer
We Have to Know about the Peptic Ulcer
- It is erosion in the lining of the stomach or the first part of the small intestine.
Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions
- Sudden development of sharp abdominal pain.
- Symptoms of shock like fainting, excessive sweating, or confusion.
- Vomiting blood or have blood in your stool (especially if maroon or dark, tarry black)
- A rigid, hard abdomen that is tender to touch.
- Causes Stomach infection with bacteria (Helicobacter pylori)
- Using aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen
- Drinking alcohol excessively
- Smoking cigarettes and using tobacco
- Prolonged use of spicy food
Do’s and Don’ts – Peptic Ulcer
Signs & Symptoms of Peptic Ulcer
- Abdominal pain
- Nausea, vomiting
- Weight loss
- Heartburn, indigestion, belching
- Chest pain
- Vomiting blood
- Bloody or dark tarry stools
Medical advice for Peptic Ulcer
- If feels dizzy or lightheaded
Risk factors of Peptic Ulcer
Treatment for Peptic Ulcer
Self-care for Peptic Ulcer
- Don’t smoke or chew tobacco.
- Limit alcohol.
- Avoid aspirin and ibuprofen.
Investigations for Peptic Ulcer
- Abdominal x-rays