Peptic Ulcer Disease - Prevention
You can greatly reduce the chance that you
will get a
peptic ulcer if you:
- Don't smoke. Smokers
are much more likely than nonsmokers to get ulcers. For ways to quit
smoking, see the topic
- Avoid NSAIDs. Avoid taking
aspirin, ibuprofen, and other
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for
longer than a few days at a time. If you are taking one of these medicines daily, for example taking aspirin for heart
problems, ask your doctor about taking medicine to help protect your
stomach and intestines from ulcers.
- Drink alcohol only in moderation. Limit
alcohol to 2 drinks a day for men and 1 drink a day for women.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 15, 2013
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