good news, weight changes associated with duodenal ulcers are temporary. Once
the open sores are healed completely, your normal weight will usually come back
to understand, your diet plays a role to help boost your recovery. Again, just
make sure what you eat is OK with your ulcers. Avoid also anything else that
will make your ulcers take longer to heal.
underlying cause of your ulcers determines what kind of treatment you take.
‘Triple’ therapy is usually required if the problem has to do with H. pylori
infection. In such case, your treatment would involve medication to reduce
/control your stomach acid (e.g. PPIs, histamine H-2 blockers, or antacids) and
two antibiotics to kill Helicobacter Pylori bacteria.
NSAIDs or anti-inflammatory drugs are responsible for your ulcers, you need to
avoid them for a while. And medications that block /reduce stomach acid are
usually prescribed to help boost the recovery more quickly.
your symptoms don’t improve with conventional ulcer medications, probably it’s
caused by something else other than ulcers. Therefore, it’s important to
clearly diagnose the disease. In such case, additional tests may be required to
look for other possible causes of the symptoms.
are a few possible medical conditions that can also cause abdominal pain or symptoms
similar to those of duodenal ulcers :
- Problems of the kidneys, such as;
kidney stones and infection.
- Infection of the abdominal lining
- UTI, urinary tract infection.
- Gastroenteritis, inflammation
/irritation of stomach and intestines. Unlike ulcers, it’s likely caused by
viral infection from Noroviruses and Rotavirus.
- Diverticulitis, diverticula
(small-bulging pouches in the lining of digestive system) that become infected
- Intestinal obstruction.
- Irritable bowel syndrome, a
chronic disorder affecting the large intestine.