Many people who have mild ulcer symptoms first try home treatment for a short time without seeing a
But see your doctor if your symptoms don't get better after 10 to 14 days
of home treatment, or if you have other symptoms such as weight loss, nausea
after eating, or consistent pain. This is even
more important if you are middle-aged or older, because the risk for cancer or other illnesses that cause symptoms similar to peptic ulcer disease
increases with age.
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Make changes to your diet, such as eating smaller, more frequent meals. (These
changes may improve your symptoms, but they won't help your ulcer
Drink alcohol only in moderation, or not at all. Limit alcohol to 2 drinks a day for men and 1 drink a day for women. Drinking
too much alcohol may make an ulcer heal more slowly and may make your symptoms
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