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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for peptic ulcer

i have been diagnosed with a peptic ulcer. When i eat food sometimes it feels like the food just sits in my stomach and it takes all my energy to just digest it. This especially happens if i eat a lot. Also I generally feel tired. I am currently taking prescribed antacids. What do you suggest.
Thu, 21 May 2015
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Thanks for posting your query on HCM.
I can understand your concern.

Peptic ulcer develops due to imbalance between the defensive factors (mucus and bicarbonate) and aggressive factors (stomach acid).

The drug treatment of peptic ulcer includes the use of Proton pump inhibitors which are to be taken one hour before breakfast once daily for a period of 4-6 weeks. These drugs not only suppress the acid production but also promote the healing of the ulcer.

If the peptic ulcer is caused by a bacteria helicobacter pylori, then you must take two weeks course of antibiotics (Amoxycillin with Clarithromycin) along with proton pump inhibitors.

You must avoid the following:

Alcohol, smoking, coffee, NSAID pain killers, stress, hot and spicy foods, etc

Hope this answers your query.

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