PEPTIC ULCER DISEASE
Treatment


 
   Antacids
Mostly prescribed for youngesr patients.
   Bismuth Compounds
Usually combined with H2 blocker for peptic ulcer caused by Helicobacter pylori.
   Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI)
Combined with antibiotics and sometimes together with a bismuth compound.
   Other Considertions
The types and number of antibiotics prescribed depends of the level of complications caused by the peptic ulcer disease. Stress and spicy foods do not cause ulcers, but can make them worse. Peptic ulcers will get worse if not treated. Perforated peptic ulcer is a surgical emergency and requires surgical repair of the damage.
   More information:
Peptic Ulcer Disease Description
Peptic Ulcer Disease Healthcare Centers
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