What is Peptic Ulcer, Treatment – Agrawal Gastrocare Center Indore

What is Peptic Ulcer

Peptic ulcer disease is characterized by the development of painful sores or ulcers in the stomach lining or the first section of the small intestine. A thick layer of mucus normally protects the stomach wall from the effects of the digestive fluids. However, several factors can weaken this protective barrier, enabling stomach acid to cause tissue damage.

Some persons who have ulcers have no symptoms. However, symptoms of an ulcer include bloating, heartburn, nausea, and vomiting. Though ulcers can heal on their own in some cases, you should not dismiss the warning signals.

Ulcers can cause major health issues if not treated properly. The following are risk factors for ulcers: A history of ulcers in the family, disease such as liver, kidney, or lung disease, Regularly using of alcohol, and Smoking.

What is Peptic Ulcer, Treatment - Agrawal Gastrocare Center Indore

Treatment of Peptic Ulcer

If your ulcer is bleeding, your doctor can inject medicines into it during an endoscopic procedure. A clamp or cauterization (burning tissue) could possibly be used by your doctor to seal it off and stop the bleeding.

  • Medication: Your doctor may prescribe medications to assist you to relieve your symptoms. Because everyone has distinct symptoms, the doctor will prescribe medications accordingly.
  • Certain lifestyle habits and choices can lower your risk of acquiring peptic ulcers. These may include not consuming and over two alcoholic beverages per day, not combining alcohol with medications, and constantly washing your hands to avoid infection.
  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle that includes quitting smoking and other tobacco usage, as well as consuming a proper diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, can help you avoid getting a peptic ulcer.
  • Most peptic ulcers recover when properly treated. However, if you discontinue your medicine too soon or continue to use nicotine, alcohol, or nonsteroidal pain medications during treatment, you may not heal. Following your initial treatment, your doctor will arrange a follow-up visit to assess your progress.

Dr. Amit Agarwal
Director & Gastroenterologist Consultant
Agarwal Gastrocare Center Indore

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