Stomach Ulcer cure

Stomach ulcers that are caused by H. pylori are treated with medications prescribed by your doctor. To cure the ulcer, it is important to follow the treatment plan exactly as your doctor has prescribed, and if you smoke, stop, as the side affects of smoking prevents ulcer healing. Avoid alcoholic beverages too.

The medications are aimed to:

  • kill the H. pylori bacteria
  • reduce the amount of acid in your stomach and duodenum, and
  • protect the lining of your stomach and duodenum

How is the H. Pylori bacteria killed?

Antibiotics are used to kill the H. Pylori Bacteria. Usually, two antibiotics are used at the same time. The most common antibiotics used are: Metronidazole, Tetracycline, Clarithromycin and Amoxicillin. The antibiotic is usually taken for 2 weeks.

How to get rid of a stomach ulcer?

Your doctor will probably prescribe sucralfate (Carafate). Sucralfate will treat the ulcer and prevent ulcers from recurring after they heal. It forms coating over the ulcer, which protects it from acid in the stomach and allows it to heal.

Your doctor will also prescribe medication that will reduce the stomach acid and protect the stomach.

The most common medications to reduce stomach acid are H2-Receptor antagonists and Proton pump inhibitors.

H2-Receptor antagonists
These include: Famotidine (Pepcid®); Cimetidine (Tagamet®); Ranitidine (Zantac®); Nizatidine (Axid®).

Proton pump inhibitors
These include: Omeprazole (Prilosec®/Losec®); Lansoprazole (Prevacid®); Pantoprazole (Pantoloc®).

CBD oil to treat stomach ulcers

Recent studies show CBD oil is can help alleviate pain and discomfort caused by stomach ulcers. Before talking CBD, it is important to ask your doctor which type of CBD (isolate, broad, or full-spectrum) is best for you.

Protecting the lining of the stomach and duodenum

Your doctor can prescribe antacids to neutralize stomach acid and protect the lining of your stomach and duodenum. Some of the “over the counter” protectants are antacids like TUMS and ROLAIDS.

Bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto Bismol) will treat symptoms of the ulcer, but will not treat the stomach ulcer. It is important to talk with your doctor and take prescribed medication for treatment.

Surgery to cure peptic ulcers

In very rare cases that do not respond to medication or if there are complications, surgery may be required to cure a peptic ulcer. This option can be discussed with your doctor.

What can happen if a stomach ulcer is not treated?

It is important to treat ulcers quickly and effectively. Complications will occur if the ulcer is not treated. Some possible complications are: internal bleeding (black stool), anemia and perforation. Anemia occurs when the body does not have enough red blood cells to carry oxygen. Perforation is when the ulcer goes through the wall of the stomach.

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