H. pylori and Peptic Ulcers

H. pylori. Gastric ulcers. National Clearinghouse information about digestive diseases. U.S. Department of Health and. Human Services. NATIONAL. INSTITUTES ….

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H. pylori and Peptic Ulcers, contents:

  • What is a peptic ulcer?
  • What causes peptic ulcers?
  • What is H. pylori?
  • What are the symptoms of a peptic ulcer?
  • How is H. pylori spread?
  • How is an H. pylori-induced ulcer diagnosed?
  • How is an H. pylori-induced ulcer treated?
  • Can antacids or milk help a peptic ulcer heal?
  • Can H. pylori infection be prevented?

What are the symptoms of a peptic ulcer?

  • is a dull or burning pain
  • occurs when the stomach is empty between meals or during the night
  • may be briefly relieved by eating food, in the case of duodenal ulcers, or by taking antacids, in both types of peptic ulcers
  • lasts for minutes to hours
  • comes and goes for several days or weeks

Other symptoms of a peptic ulcer may include:

  • weight loss
  • poor appetite
  • bloating
  • burping
  • nausea
  • vomiting
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