Peptic Ulcer Symptoms, Cause, Treatment – Agrawal Gastrocare Center Indore

Peptic Ulcer

Peptic ulcers are painful sores that develop on the lining of the stomach or the upper part of the small intestine. To manage peptic ulcers, doctors often prescribe medications to reduce stomach acid production.

Treatment involves medications that reduce stomach acid, antibiotics if there’s an infection, and lifestyle changes like avoiding spicy foods and managing stress. With proper care, most peptic ulcers can heal, providing relief and preventing complications.

individuals with peptic ulcers are often advised to consume a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and to limit caffeine and acidic foods.

Peptic ulcers can cause significant discomfort and complications if not properly managed. Recognizing the symptoms and seeking prompt medical attention is crucial. With appropriate treatment, lifestyle modifications, and adherence to prescribed medications, most peptic ulcers can heal, providing relief and preventing repetition.

Peptic ulcer symptoms, Cause, Treatment -  Agrawal Gastrocare Center Indore

Peptic Ulcer Symptoms

  • Abdominal Pain: The hallmark symptom of peptic ulcers is a persistent, burning pain in the upper abdomen.
  • Indigestion and Heartburn: Many individuals with peptic ulcers experience indigestion, bloating, and excessive belching. Acid reflux and heartburn are common due to the excess acid production
  • Nausea and Vomiting: Peptic ulcers can cause nausea, especially if the ulcer is located in the stomach. Vomiting, sometimes containing blood, may also occur in severe cases.
  • Loss of Appetite and Weight Loss: Chronic peptic ulcers can lead to a decreased appetite and unintentional weight loss, as eating may aggravate the pain and discomfort.
  • Dark or Bloody Stools: In some cases, peptic ulcers can cause bleeding. Some individuals may notice dark, tarry stools, which indicate bleeding in the stomach or upper small intestine. Others may have stools with visible blood, which can be a more severe symptom.

If you experience any of these symptoms or suspect you may have a peptic ulcer, it is important to consult a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Early intervention can help manage the condition effectively and prevent complications.

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

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