Stomach Ulcers Directory
Peptic ulcers are sores that form in the lining of the stomach, or the duodenum, the first part of your small intestine. The most common symptom of stomach ulcers is burning stomach pain. The pain may come and go for a few days or weeks, and often gets worse on an empty stomach and gets better after eating. Stomach ulcers need to be treated or they will get worse. Treatment may include medications, lifestyle modifications, and surgery. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how you get stomach ulcers, what they look like, how to treat them, and much more.
How to Treat Ulcers
WebMD's guide to the diagnosis and treatment of ulcers.
Can Ulcers Be Prevented?
WebMD's tips on preventing stomach ulcers.
Peptic Ulcer Disease-Surgery
Surgery is rarely needed to treat peptic ulcers. Very effective medication treatments are available to promote ulcer healing.
Peptic Ulcer Disease-Treatment Overview
If you have been diagnosed with a peptic ulcer caused by infection with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria, you will need treatment with antibiotic medications to kill the bacteria. If your ulcer is caused by the use of nonsteroidal anti - inflammat
If you have an ulcer, many over-the-counter drugs like aspirin and Advil can cause unwanted side effects that may make your ulcer worse. Here's what you need to know about each drug type.
Tip Sheet: Ulcers and Pain Relievers
People with ulcers must use caution when taking over-the-counter pain relief medications. Follow these tips to be safe.
New Arthritis Drugs Reduce Ulcer Risk At a Cost
Two arthritis drugs are as effective as traditional medicines but are less likely to cause ulcers, according to a pair of studies in the Journal of the American Medical Association. But an accompanying editorial suggests that for many people, the new drugs may not be worth the cost.
Peptic Ulcer Disease: Skip the Antacid and See Your Doctor Instead
Many studies show that when PUD is treated properly -- with a regimen of antibiotics -- people are cured, even if they've had an ulcer for years. This article points out the dangers of self-medication with over-the-counter products.