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Suffering with peptic ulcer disease. What is the treatment and preventive measures?

1: Does the lifestyle and diet of the patient have an influence on Peptic Ulcer Disease? 2: What are the identifiable symptoms of Peptic Ulcer Disease? 3: What treatment do you recommend for a patient who is suffering from Peptic Ulcer Disease (e.g. therapy )? 4: What necessary actions must be taken by the patient to help him recover faster (eg. adjustments to lifestyle for example smoking )?
Asked On : Tue, 17 Jul 2012
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Hello. Welcome to hcm.
It is a condition where the acid secreted by stomach causes severe burning sensation. It might be due to
simple oily foods taken or due to infection by H.pylori.
1. Yes life style has immense effect. Stop taking oily or spicy foods. Stop alcohol and smoking.
2. Symptoms: burning pain abdomen,nausea,headache,hunger pains.
3. Treatment: You should start taking tablets called proton pump inhibitors namely omeprazole and you need to be evaluated for infection or cause of gastritis and treated accordingly like eradication of bacteria by specific antibiotics.
4.Try to have minimal food every 2hrs so tat you wont be with empty stomach.
Hope you have got all the answers.
All the best
Answered: Tue, 17 Jul 2012
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