Overview

Stomach ulcers, also known as peptic ulcers, are painful sores that can be found in the stomach lining or small intestine. These ulcers occur when the thick layer of mucus that protects the stomach from digestive juices is reduced. Stomach ulcers ...[read article]

Tests for Stomach Ulcer

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An esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) test is performed to examine the lining of your esophagus. The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects your throat to your ...  More
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Your kidneys are the body's main filtration system, removing waste products from your blood and releasing them via your urine. The small filters inside your ki...  More
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An esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) test is performed to examine the lining of your esophagus. The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects your throat to your ...  More
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Helicobacter pylori Antibody Assay Test
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract Series
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Campylobacter Like Organism (CLO) Test
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In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of t...  More
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Endoscopy is a procedure that uses specialized tools to view and operate on the internal organs and vessels of your body. This allows surgeons to view problems with...  More
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Fecal Occult Blood Test
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Self Care for Stomach Ulcer

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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 70 percent of individuals who smoke cigarettes would like to quit.  More
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Dietary Restriction
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Avoid Long-Term use of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
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Alcohol Abstinence
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Diets for Stomach Ulcer

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Follow a Bland Diet
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Over the Counter Medications for Stomach Ulcer

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OMEPRAZOLE (oh ME pray zol) prevents the production of acid in the stomach. It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers, certain bacteria in ...  More
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RANITIDINE (ra NYE te deen) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to treat stomach or intestinal ulcers. It can relieve ulc...  More
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FAMOTIDINE (fa MOE ti deen) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to treat stomach or intestinal ulcers. It can also reliev...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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NIZATIDINE (ni ZA ti deen) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to treat stomach pain and discomfort, and the heartburn fr...  More
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ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE; MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE (a LOO mi num hye DROX ide; mag NEE zee um hye DROX ide) is an antacid. It is used to relieve the symptoms of indigestion, h...  More
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CIMETIDINE (sye MET i deen) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to treat stomach or intestinal ulcers. It can relieve ulc...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Stomach Ulcer

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OMEPRAZOLE (oh ME pray zol) prevents the production of acid in the stomach. It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers, certain bacteria in ...  More
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RANITIDINE (ra NYE te deen) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to treat stomach or intestinal ulcers. It can relieve ulc...  More
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AMOXICILLIN (a mox i SIL in) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral ...  More
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TETRACYCLINE (tet ra SYE kleen) is a tetracycline antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other v...  More
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LANSOPRAZOLE (lan SOE pra zole) prevents the production of acid in the stomach. It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers, certain bacteria...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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FAMOTIDINE (fa MOE ti deen) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to treat stomach or intestinal ulcers. It can also reliev...  More
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PANTOPRAZOLE (pan TOE pra zole) prevents the production of acid in the stomach. It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), inflammation of the esop...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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NIZATIDINE (ni ZA ti deen) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to treat stomach pain and discomfort, and the heartburn fr...  More
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CIMETIDINE (sye MET i deen) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to treat stomach or intestinal ulcers. It can relieve ulc...  More
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PROPANTHELINE (proe PAN the leen) is used in combination with other medicines to treat peptic ulcer disease.  More
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Surgical Procedures for Stomach Ulcer

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Truncal Vagotomy with Pyloroplasty
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Vagotomy
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Partial Gastrectomy
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Herbs and Supplements for Stomach Ulcer What's this?

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Zinc has been used since ancient Egyptian times to enhance wound healing, although the usefulness of this approach is only partially confirmed by the clinical data ...  More
Efficacy Grade A
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The rhizome (root) of turmeric ( Curcuma longa Linn.) has long been used in traditional Asian medicine to treat gastrointestinal upset, arthritic pain, and low ener...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Mastic is the resin of Pistacia lentiscus , a shrub of the sumac family (Anacardiaceae) found in the Mediterranean regions of France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turke...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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