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What are the symptoms of peptic ulcers disease?

A: Acid eructation, Burning sensation in the chest,spasmodic pain in the upper abdomen and nausea and vomitting.Sense of fullness in the stomach. burning sensation in the stomach...very localised, especially at lunch time Flatulence... An ulcer can result when the stomach produces excess acid or there is insufficient mucus to protect the lining from damage. There are several factors that increase a person''s risk of getting a peptic ulcer. Some people with peptic ulcers have no symptoms. However, many people have abdominal pain, usually just below the chestbone. A gastric ulcer typically causes a sharp pain in the stomach soon after eating,...


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Is omprazole 20mg as effective as omeprazole 40mg in the treatment of peptic ulcer disease

A: Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor, which reduces acid secretion in the stomach. Omeprazole 40mg once a day may be more effective than omeprazole 20mg once a day in treating large stomach ulcers : http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8946978 Long use ( and maybe large doses) may put patients at increase risk of developing hip fractures, mineral absoption problems (ostoporosis) or pseudomembranous colitis (clostridium associated diarrhea). This is a good article on the analysis of data on proton pump inhibitors and the risk for hip fractures: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2661308/ So in the elderly, the dosage and length of treatment may have to be evaluated to produce the best treatment result with the least side effects or complications....


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What Should Be My Best Nursing Diagnosis For My Patient Who Had Pulmonary Emhysema And peptic ulcer disease?

A: Pulmonary emphysema is also called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In this condition, lungs lose elasticity of their tissues due to smoking, and toxic chemicals. Symptoms are shortness of breath, pursed-lipped breathing, hyperventilation, cyanosis,  peripheral edema and finger clubbing. Emphysema is an irreversible condition. Its progression can be slowed down by avoiding active and passive smoking and other lung irritants. peptic ulcer disease characterized by formation of ulcer in GI tract. This is very painful condition and is usually caused by H.pylori. Some medicines like aspirin and other NSAIDs and malignant stomach tumor are also...
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In a person requiring an antiplatelet (due to TIAs), but with a past history of peptic ulcer disease, is there any guidance available regarding with antiplatelet to choose?

A: PRODIGY has recently published a guideline on antiplatelets [1], this discusses the GI problems.  The guidelines rates “History of peptic ulcer disease (even if Helicobacter pylori was not initially present or was subsequently eradicated).” As a factor:   “…likely to be the most strongly associated with a risk of serious GI adverse effects from the use of low-dose aspirin”   It later has a section “What should I do if a person on aspirin is at increased risk of gastrointestinal adverse effects, or develops severe dyspepsia?” which reports:   “Ensure that general measures to reduce risk of gastrointestinal (GI) adverse effects have been taken....
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Correlation between peptic ulcer disease and gastritis AND GI cancers?

A: CD my dear..have you any thoughts on this? Shine still waitin on how you are doin........... Hi sweeheart: Ok, there is no coorelation between peptic ulcer disease and gastritis and GI Cancers, UNLESS accompanied by other symptoms... bleeding, increased frequency, change in bowel qualities (flattened stools, etc.). There has to be something else going on to indicate abnormality. Hope this helps. Fondly, CancerDad Thanks for the answer, CD. Pop round to Pain Man. and see what I have been giggling about the past 10 minutes or so. It is so nice to laugh for a change. Just so you know. I try and try to remain UNhumiliated but it''s a tough one. I know this is where self-talk comes in...I know...


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Discuss the common investigative and treatment strategies relevant to peptic ulcer disease... What is this question asking me? I am not looking for answers

A: It is asking for you to talk about the analytical (detailed/research) strategies for that disease. And also the stratagies for treating the disease. :P I hope that was at least a little helpful ++...
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What is Helicobacter peptic ulcer disease?

A: Helicobacter pylori Bacteria The ability of the Helicobacter pylori bacteria to cause peptic ulcer was first discovered by an Australian physician in 1982. The doctor cultured a microaerophilic, spiral-shaped bacterium observed in a biopsied tissue of a stomach ulcer patient. He ascertained that the bacterium has the ability to hydrolyze the stomach cells and actually create ulcer. The bacterium is now called Helicobacter pylori, and it is accepted that this bacteria is accountable for most peptic ulcer cases. peptic ulcer disease affects the gastric lining of the...


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GI problemsSo I originally wanted lapband, but the doctor said RNY would be better for me because I have GERD, peptic ulcer disease, Barretts esophagus and other GI issues. I take 3 times the normal meds that most people take for it, and if I dont the ulcers return within 2-3 days. The doctor said it would correct most of these things. I was wondering if anyone has or had these problems and what it was like after surgery. I wonder if the surgery aggravates the situation anymore? Dawn

A: I have had laproscopic RNY surgery almost 5 years ago by next July. I nowhave to take Nexium twice a day because of my lack of stomach acid.Stouffer''s Italiano Lasagna sent me to the hosp ER one time and I willnever touch it again. They had to give me a GI cocktail that was nasty, andthen give me a shot for this and gave me something for the severe pain thatI suffered. I could hardly breathe because of the pain. It is funny I caneat regular Lasagna with the meat sauce but not the Italiano stuff. I guessthe sausage bothered me in the other? Anyway, that is the only drawback tomy surgery. They ran a tube down my throat but did not see anything wrongwith the surgery, my pouch looked normal in size, but notice some rednessbut not bad....
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What are the newest drugs approved for the management of peptic ulcer disease?

A: The best way I can help you is ... the links below has medicines used in treating peptic ulcers. If you select a particular medicine .. for some medicines, on the main page, on the right hand side it gives information about FDA approval history. Hope this helps you. http://www.drugs.com/condition/peptic-ulcer.html...


 
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