Peptic Ulcer Disease

Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD) is a condition in which painful breaks known as ulcers occur in the inner lining of the esophagus, stomach or small intestine.

-Avoid foods that irritate your stomach. -Stop smoking. -Take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs including aspirin and ibuprofen) with food, as this may decrease your risk of irritating the lining of your stomach. -Learn how to control your stress levels.
  • Symptoms
  • Abdominal pain

    • Located in middle upper region

    • Stabbing

    • Steady

    • Severe

    common

    Acid reflux

    • Recurrent

    common

    Feel like vomiting

    common

    Black stool

    common

    Feeling full quickly

    Abdominal bloating

    • Occurs or worsens after a meal

    Throwing up

  • Risk factors
  • Use of Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug

    or Stomach bacteria

    Smoking

    Alcohol consumption

  • Treatment
  • PUD is typically treated with PPIs and antibiotics.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Peptic Ulcer Disease, then a visit to a gastroenterologist is highly recommended.

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    Gastroenterologist

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