• Treatments for Peptic Ulcer Disease

    The treatment and management of peptic ulcers involves lifestyle changes, medications, alternative and complementary therapies, and surgery. The goals of treatment include:
    • Elimination of H. pylori infection
    • Treating excess bleeding
    • Promoting healing of the ulcer
    • Relieving pain and discomfort
    • Avoiding the development of complications (such as perforation, obstruction, gastric cancer)
    • Preventing ulcer recurrence
    Treatment may involve the following:
    Lifestyle changesMedicationsAlternative and complementary therapiesSurgery

    References

    American College of Gastroenterology website. Available at: http://www.acg.gi.org/ . Accessed March 3, 2006.

    Cecil RL, Goldman L, Bennett JC. Cecil Textbook of Medicine . 21st ed. Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders Company; 2000.

    Meurer LN, Bower DJ. Management of helicobacter pylori infection. Am Fam Physician [online]. Apr 2002;65(7). Available at: http://www.aafp.org/afp/20020401/1327.html.

    National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse website. Available at:. http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ . Accessed March 3, 2006.

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