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Is ulcer 100% curable ?

i have a friend who has had an ulcer problem about 2 years ago. shes 19 rightnow soon to turn 20 in a few weeks. she had an endoscopy as soon as the pain got worst. she was constantly vommiting. and she also had a pain around her abdominal area usually late around 3 to 4 in the morning at times. she was given pills as a treatment, but she did not keep up with taking them. i just now started helping her as a reminder to take them. i am not quite sure what kind of pills they were. but after a couple days, there was a pain again and as well was she vomiting around 3 in the morning. soon after , the next day she went to go see a doctor who specializes in ulcers, and she was told she would have another endoscopy in 2 weeks. as of now, i am really trying to help her as much as i can. we both know she has to avoid certain and acidic foods and fluids. besides that, that is as much as i know i can do to help her . she feels worried and upset because she was also told on her first endoscopy that the ulcer can lead to a cancer if she is not treated. may i please have any advice, ideas, or any sort of help to relieve her from pain. and is this 100% curable? i would really gladly appreciate any help from a doctor that can resolve this problem. i want her to live a healthy life and a very long one.
Asked On : Thu, 24 Feb 2011
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To start with the acidity problem can be taken care of by regular causious diet

- Apart from avoiding certain food viz. spicy,v hot,oily, tea,coffee, alcohol etc.

- one has to have regular,small &multiple servings(eg.-1 cup of freeze cool milk every 2 hrs )

-Avoid late eating or fasting

-take help of antacids like Tab. gelusil-2 tabs to be sucked 8 hrly/drugs like histac300 mg twice a day ,/drug like Omez 20 twice a day /tab pernorm 1 if vomitting +ve WITH A PHYSICIANS ADVICE.

-Keep away from tensions,stress & strain.don't worry, most of the times releif is there with medicines &change in life style .

-Only few pt. need surgery.

Thankyou & wish you a speedy recovery.

Answered: Tue, 9 Aug 2011
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