FAQ - Duodenal Ulcer
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I have been diagnosed to have a duodenal ulcer. What food and drink is the best for me to take?

Shouldn't you have asked your Physician this question?
Please ask your Doctor.
This kind of question needs a proper medical perspective and an awareness of your medical history. I doubt this forum can help you better than your Doc.  (+ info)

Are there any herbs that can help with a duodenal ulcer or to reduce acid?

Try drinking fresh raw cabbage juice everyday. The herbs peppermint and slippery elm also work well.
Believe it or not, apple cider vinegar mixed with water works well. Thats what I use. Good luck
I know what your dealing with, I had a peptic ulcer myself that I cured instead of taking the purple pill. Also, as incredible as it sounds, cayenne will heal an ulcer. No joke.  (+ info)

is it any possible peptic or gastric or duodenal ulcer convert to stomach cancer?

I was homeless for a very long time, all the while I also had a mostly untreated anxiety disorder for which it was difficult to find help. A severe duodenal ulcer developed which was also not treated properly... when I finally secured a place to live, with the help of a catholic organization which found me and helped me, I was at then diagnosed with a rare intestinal cancer that had begun in my duodenum and had metastasized to my liver. My anxiety disorder was getting better thanks to the charity housing facility at st. clare's, but now I had this weird, rare cancer. I do believe that an ulcer can make a place for cancer to more easily take hold and thrive. But other factors must also be present too... severe, longterm stress and also an unhealthy lifestyle where you do not eat the proper foods, and of course constant fear or other negetive emotions. My body was not used to eating meat. I had been a lifelong vegetarian but when i became homeless, I had to eat meat sometimes unless i wanted to starve. The reasons I was homeless are harsh and complicated, but I want to let you know that I was living a holy life in spite of the anxiety disorder which would have held me to the house... if i had one. And it did, while i had a home to live in. Many thought i had done something to deserve it, but i had not. I had not sinned or anything, so it just goes to show that there are people who have terrible things happen to them that do not deserve it in the least and we should treat all people well nomatter what we may suspect, and even if they had sinned. Anyway, you don't have to worry about it. It is very unlikely to happen to you or anyone you know. God bless you...  (+ info)

Is beer OK to drink when you have an duodenal ulcer?

When in doubt, ask your doctor.
However, a small amount of alcohol, such as 1 beer, probably wouldn't cause you trouble, in my opinion.  (+ info)

Do you know if having a duodenal ulcer cause skin irritations or rashes?

Ditto to everything the first answerer said :)  (+ info)

Duodenal Ulcer? How can you digest fast?

I've been getting these ulcers a lot lately because i've been eating too much &too little. It hurts a lot in my stomach. I want to know if there's anyway to get rid of the pain? I drank abdominal pain medicine for it, but it's not kicking in yet & was wondering if there was a way to digest faster?

btw i'm only 16

Part One: If you are eating the normal teenage diet, which is a lot of fast foods, soda pop and sweets, then you are making your condition worse. Drinking pain medicine is not going to cure you, it will just cover up the pain at best. One of the best ways to cure just about anything that has to do with the stomach is to go on a fast first of all. Go on a three day liquid fast. Water, lemon juice or plain with it, raw natural juices that you make yourself and drink as quickly as possible after making them and absolutely no meat, bread or processed or packaged food. After three days try eating bland foods. Take Lily of the Valley Aloe Vera Stomach Formula for healing the ulcers and stopping the pain. Also try peppermint tea as much as you like, sweetened with honey. Do not use white sugar or white flour. Also, don't eat on the run. Eat regular meals and regular amounts of food. Eat breakfast at home before you leave the house. Eat a healthy lunch, not pizza or fast food burgers and fries. Eat dinner at a reasonable hour, not just before bedtime. Try not to eat too much at one time, but do try to eat enough. Sometimes, if your schedule permits, you could try eating several small meals throughout the day. Just make sure they are healthy foods.

Part Two: If you are a typical teenager in school, there may be a lot of pressures on you to study hard, you may be trying to get into a particular school, or please your parents or impress your friends. This can cause a lot of anxiety that may be directed to your stomach. Try to take life less seriously. Do the best that you can in all that you do, but do not fret if you don't meet someone else's standards, including your own. Get involved in some kind of social or religious club where there is no stress involved in participating -- in other words, don't join a competition situation. A skating club, choir, a bible class, a game club if you like games, bowling -- things that are fun to do but do not cause stress. Drink the aloe vera formula faithfully, whether you are experiencing pain or not. Can you meditate? Take a yoga class? Dance or piano lessons?

Oh, and btw, take food enzymes to help with your digestion everytime you eat. Check out the sites below and other natural health sites for more information and study about your condition.

Good luck. You have a whole life ahead of you and it can be a great life. Don't worry. Be happy.  (+ info)

Duodenal Ulcer and its complications?

I've been recently diagnosed with a duodenal ulcer caused by a bactria called H. Plyori and possibly from partying too much, long story short, I went to the hospital because my stomach was bleeding from the inside. It's been 3 months since I've had anything alcoholic drink b/c the doc said I should stay away from it for a while. I was just wondering if anyone else had this before or do you think I can drink now

Helicobacter pylori is a common infection of the stomach that in addition to predisposing people to development of stomach and duodenal ulcers, can infrequently cause stomach tumors (both adenocarcinoma and MALT).

When found in conjunction with a duodenal ulcer, then H. pylori is usually the culprit. It is generally treated with a combination of medications, usually at least two antibiotics (amoxicillin, clarithromycin, metronidazole, ...) and a proton-pump inhibitor, e.g. omeprazole, lansoprazole, ...

The most common prescription is Prevpac, which is a combination package of lanzoprazole, amoxicillin and clarithromycin pills, for which the patients would receive a single prescription and have one co-pay depending on their insurance.

Reasons your doctor recommended alcohol abstinence may be unrelated to your duodenal ulcer, or due to possible interaction with the treatment her prescribed for your H. pylori infection. Therefore, the best way to proceed from here is to discuss this question with your doctor.

Since you had a complication (bleeding ulcer requiring hospitalization) with your H. pylri infection, your doctor should also later check that the treatment was indeed successful, and that you do not have a persistent or recrudescent H. pylori infection in your stomach. The easiest way to accomplish this nowadays to have your stool checked for H. pylori antigen (rather than checking for antibodies in your serum that can remain positive for a couple of years at least, even after successful antibiotic treatment).

Good luck!  (+ info)

ive been hospitialized with a duodenal ulcer and on pantoloc for it,will it ever be safe to drink beer again?

doctor says i'll be on medication (pantoloc) for life,i was in hospitial 2003 and again 2005 with ulcer problem,second time was bleeding ulcer

Barring any setbacks, the ulcer should heal without much problem if you are a healthy guy. Many, many people have small ulcers and may not even have symptoms. When the ulcer gets to the point where it bleeds, it's a fairly deep ulcer. It bleeds because it has reached the level of tissue where your blood vessels are. Alcohol is a huge culprit to contribute to ulcers forming. It is very irritating to you whole digestive system actually. I'm not a doctor, but once all the ulcers are healed and the irritation to your stomach and small intestine (duodenum is the first part of the small intestine) is gone, you may be able to enjoy a beer or two per night without much difficulty. The issue become mixing beer and smoking and certain foods. The best choice obviously would be to stop drinking, but realistically, you definitely don't want to drink until your doctor clears you and you are finished with your medications.  (+ info)

What is perforated duodenal ulcer?


an ulcer of one of those areas of the gastrointestinal tract that are usually acidic.

About 4 % of gastric ulcers are caused by a malignant tumour, which is one reason to be vigilant in their detection. Duodenal ulcers are generally non-malignant. Most ulcers are now known to be associated with Helicobacter pylori, a spiral-shaped bacterium that lives in the acidic environment of the stomach. Ulcers can also be caused or worsened by drugs such as Aspirin and other NSAIDs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duodenal_ulcer  (+ info)

gastric ulcer vs duodenal ulcer?

how do you differentiate peptic ulcer disease on whether the location of the lesion is gastric or duodenal in terms of patient history and physical exam findings, which one is aggravated by meals and which one is relieved by meals?

Symptoms of peptic ulcers may vary greatly from person to person. Children and the elderly tend to have symptoms that do not follow the usual patterns or no symptoms at all. Patients who are very ill or taking corticosteroids may have less intense symptoms. When symptoms are absent, peptic ulcers may only be discovered when complications, which can be potentially life-threatening, arise. However, most peptic ulcers are cured without the development of complications.

The most common symptom of peptic ulcers is pain just below the breastbone. It is usually a steady, burning or gnawing sore pain or dull pain. It generally only lasts for minutes but may wake the patient up at night. The pain often occurs once or a few times daily, typically two to three hours after eating and usually lasts for one to several weeks. In some cases, pain may disappear and recur. Drinking or eating generally relieves the pain briefly because it helps buffer the stomach acid. However, it may actually make the pain worse over time.

Please read on for additional information on ulcers and feel well!
http://digestive.health.ivillage.com/gastritisulcer/pepticulcer4.cfm  (+ info)

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