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Peptic Ulcer

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
  • Fatigue
  • 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

  • Medications

Self-care for Peptic Ulcer

  • Don’t smoke or chew tobacco.
  • Limit alcohol.
  • Avoid aspirin and ibuprofen.

Investigations for Peptic Ulcer     

  • Abdominal x-rays
  • Endoscopy
Investigations for Peptic Ulcer
    Symptoms of Peptic Ulcer