Make changes to your diet, such as eating smaller, more frequent meals. These
changes may improve your symptoms, but they will not help your ulcer
Drink alcohol only in moderation, or avoid drinking alcohol.
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
Many people who have mild symptoms that could be caused by
a peptic ulcer first try home treatment for a short time without seeing a
doctor. But if you have ulcer symptoms that do not improve after 10 to 14 days
of home treatment, or if you have other symptoms such as weight loss, nausea
after eating, or consistent pain, it is be sure to see your doctor to make
certain you have an ulcer and not some other more serious illness. 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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Medicines are usually a very effective
treatment for ulcers. The bland diets that in the past were part of ulcer
treatment are no longer required. This means people with peptic ulcers do not
have to drink lots of milk or avoid spicy foods.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
February 24, 2010
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