PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What are lifestyle changes that can help treat peptic ulcers?

ANSWER

A peptic ulcer is a sore on the inside of your stomach or at the top of your small intestine. It can cause repeated burning pain.

Medication is the most common treatment for peptic ulcers. Lifestyle changes can help, too. You might need to:

  • Quit smoking
  • Drink less alcohol or caffeine
  • Stay away from foods that make your symptoms worse

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Peptic ulcers.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Peptic ulcers.”

The Mayo Clinic: “Peptic ulcer.”

American Family Physician: “Diagnosis and Treatment of Peptic Ulcer Disease and H. pylori Infection.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 15, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Peptic ulcers.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Peptic ulcers.”

The Mayo Clinic: “Peptic ulcer.”

American Family Physician: “Diagnosis and Treatment of Peptic Ulcer Disease and H. pylori Infection.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 15, 2019

NEXT QUESTION:

What will your doctor check on after you get peptic ulcer treatment?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.

    Other Answers On: