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4 years ago Health , healthy

STOMACH ULCERS: SYMPTOMS, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION

Stomach Ulcers: Before knowing about the symptoms, treatment and prevention of stomach ulcers, let’s first get to know it well!

Stomach ulcers, also known as peptic ulcers, are the painful sores formed in the lining of the stomach or small intestine. A thick layer of mucus protects the stomach from the digestive juices and acid but when this layer is reduced, stomach ulcer finds its way. The digestive acids are thus enabled to eat the tissues of the lining away. A peptic ulcer of the stomach is called a gastric ulcer; of the duodenum, a duodenal ulcer; and of the oesophagus, an oesophageal ulcer. It differs from erosion because it extends deeper into the lining of the oesophagus, stomach, or duodenum and incites more of an inflammatory reaction from the tissues that are involved.

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Some of the major causing agents are the long-term usage of non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory medicines or NSAID pain relievers like ibuprofen, etc. Other causes include an infection in the digestive system caused by the bacteria H. Pylori; poor diet; weak immune system; high amount of stress; poor lifestyle habits. Excessive smoking and alcohol intake is also another cause. Ulcers also seem to run in families. Older adults are also more on the risk of getting an ulcer.

STOMACH ULCERS SYMPTOMS:

An ulcer may or may not have symptoms. And the most common symptom is stomach ache or a burning sensation up from the neck down to the belly button. The severity of the ulcer changes the symptoms and the severity of the symptoms; therefore, depends upon the severity of the ulcer. Other symptoms include:

 STOMACH ULCERS TREATMENT:

The treatment varies depending on the cause of the ulcer. Most ulcers can be treated with a prescription or a course of antibiotics, or a medication called a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) but in rare cases, surgery may be required. Antacids are used as an effective treatment to treat ulcers as they neutralize existing acid in the stomach. Some ulcers, however, heal even without medications although they can recur as well. Therefore, the major problems resulting from ulcers are related to ulcer complications. Complications include bleeding, perforation, and obstruction of emptying of the stomach.

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STOMACH ULCERS PREVENTION:

Ulcers can also be prevented with certain lifestyle changes, few of which are listed below:

  • Don’t smoke.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Don’t overuse aspirin and/or NSAIDs.
  • On indication of symptoms of an ulcer, consult a doctor before it worsens.
  • Clean eating habits
  • Maintaining hygiene

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Most ulcers caused by H. pylori are completely treatable. But untreated stomach ulcers can lead to more serious problems, like internal bleeding and stomach cancer. If you suspect you have an ulcer, don’t ignore it. Speak to your doctor, make a plan, and get treatment.

Read: How You Can Keep Your Stomach Cool Naturally?

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6 years ago FirstAidPlus , Health

Ibuprofen empty stomach= Stomach Ulcers

Ibuprofen on an empty stomach  may cause Stomach Ulcer..

My Uncle, and IAS, went to my native place to celebrate Holi. As usual, the typical Indian delicacies were served. Before even enjoying them, he took Ibuprofen as he was suffering a tooth ache. Within hours, he suffered from massive stomach ache- the delicacies being held has the culprit. We all rushed to the nearest nursing home. The doctor was quick to diagnose, Ibuprofen empty stomach, as the culprit. A thorough stomach was being done to relieve him.

Ibuprofen is an over the counter painkiller and anti-inflammatory drug widely used. Few people know that if it is taken empty stomach, it can corrode the inner lining of stomach and can cause severe ulceration. In more severe cases, bleeding may start. The maximum permissible dose of ibuprofen is 2400mg/day. Any dose beyond this are bound to cause the side effects. This must be kept in mind that this drug is never taken empty stomach. Paracetamol can be a more preferred drug of choice which can be taken empty stomach and don’t have any such side effects.

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Ibuprofen Other side effects

commonly Side Effects include :

And Instant Contact with your doctor If you anything feel like :

 

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Ibuprofen dosage

Normally an Adult dose for Osteoarthritis 

400mg to 800mg in every 6 to 8 hr

May be increased by the doctor’s prescription Upto 2400mg .

An Adult dose for Pain

200mg to 400mg in every 4 to 6 hr as required.

An Adult Dose for Fever

200mg to 400mg in every 4 to 6 hr. as required.

patient have to well hydrated before ibuprofen doses.

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