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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


Signs and symptoms of peptic ulcer

A: peptic ulcers are ulcerations that develop in various areas of the gastrointestinal tract including the esophagus, stomach and the small intestine. The most common ones involve the uppermost portion of the small intestine called the duodenum. They’re commonly caused by the chronic use of aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications - or infection with a bacteria called Helicobacter pylori. What are the signs and symptoms of peptic ulcers?...


What are the signs or symptoms of an ulcer?

A: Hi, some of the symptoms of an ulcer are pain in the upper abdomen, and just below the breastbone. Pain can occur before meals, or when you are hungry. You may also have bloating, nausea, and retching. You may also feel particularly full after meals. In some cases. you can experience pain in the mid-back region. Some ulcers can be caused by taking anti-inflammatory drugs, and aspirin. ulcers can be very painful and uncomfortable, and attacks can be brought on by certain foods. If you suspect you have an ulcer, or any of these symptoms, it is advisable to see your M.D....


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...


What are symptoms of stomach ulcers?

A: Most ulcers result in the following symptoms *abdominal pain *nausea *bloating or fullness * loss of appetite and weight loss; * hematemesis (vomiting of blood); this can occur due to bleeding directly from a gastric ulcer, or from damage to the esophagus from severe/continuing vomiting. * melena (tarry, foul-smelling feces due to oxidized iron from hemoglobin); There are two types of ulcers, one type (duodenal) is relieved by consuming food, another (peptic) is exacerbated by eating. Hope this helps!...

Causes of peptic ulcers?

A: peptic ulcers are triggered by digestive acids and other intestinal juices that begin to eat away the protective layers of your digestive tract. This condition can be caused by taking too much medication, particularly NSAIDs or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin. Alcohol, caffeine, and smoking are also big factors that cause this condition. This is why, most cases of peptic ulcers are male aged 55 to 70 years old. Having a large population of H. pylori in your gut is also a big factor. This is a type of bacteria that can severely...


First aid of peptic ulcer?

A: If it''s a bleeding ulcer, put the patient on IV Ringer''s and transport ASAP. Patient is NPO for this. In the field far from help, IV RInger''s is good if you can. You can also make a decision about administering antacids PO in order to reduce further damage to the ulcer. Additionally, if you expect to not complete a rescue sooner, you can commence a course of acid secretion inhibitors (proton pump inhibitors, etc.) in order to increase pH in the stomach. As the vomiting or diarrhea that accompany peptic ulcers can dehydrate your patient, hydration is always a consideration. This can be offset by the IV Ringer''s but may also require IV or...


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...

Signs and symptoms of Stomach ulcers

A: What are Stomach ulcers? According to the American Gastroenterological Association, peptic ulcer disease is a common stomach ailment found in 4 million people in the United States. This digestive condition occurs when a patient develops a sore in the lining of the digestive system. It happens when stomach acid eats through the lining of the digestive system. A duodenal ulcer is found in the lining of the first part of the small intestine while a gastric ulcer occurs in the lining of the stomach. Stomach ulcers develop...


I have peptic ulcer. Lost a lot of weight. Want to put the weight back on. What is the best way to do this without causing more stomach problems and weight loss?

A: An ulcer that is present in the gastrointestinal tract is called a peptic ulcer. A peptic ulcer is very painful as it is usually acidic in nature. These ulcers are generally linked with bacteria that are found in the acids in the stomach and are most commonly seen in the initial part of the small intestine, just following the stomach. Abdominal pain, loss of appetite, bloating, weakness, nausea, vomiting and loss of weight are typical symptoms of peptic ulcers. Many...

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