Stomach ulcer treatment can be as simple as taking medications prescribed by your medical provider or in extreme cases stomach ulcer surgery may be required.
Medications are normally used to treat the mild-to-moderate ulcers.
If the cause of your stomach ulcer is H. pylori bacteria, antibiotics can fight the bacteria and ultimately cure the ulcer.
For recurrent, severe cases that do not respond to medication, surgery may be necessary. However, it is important to be certain that all other stomach ulcer treatment options have been exhausted before making the choice for surgery.
It is not recommended that you try to treat your ulcer on your own, without first seeing your doctor and agreeing on a treatment plan designed just for you.
Over-the-counter antacids and acid blockers may relieve some or all of the pain, but the relief may be short-lived and could eventually cause your body to become immune to the medications.
With your medical providers assistance you can find relief from the ulcer pain.
Don’t give up.
The primary goal of treatment is to reduce the amount of acid in the stomach, strengthening the protective linings that come in direct contact with gastric acids and if your ulcer is caused by a bacterial infection then treating the infection with medication prescribed by your medical provider.
The common and effective combination of antibiotics, such as Amoxicillin or Tetracycline with Metronidazole, along with Pepto-Bismol, proton pump inhibitors and/or histamine H2 blockers have proven to be successful in the treatment of stomach ulcers.
If your body is not responding to the prescribed stomach ulcer treatments, or if you have developed serious complications as a result of your ulcer, surgery may be necessary, but only as a last resort.
There can be complications from stomach ulcers. One of those complications is hemorrhaging. If your ulcer is hemorrhaging, you may require immediate surgery. If this occurs, during surgery, your surgeon will identify the source of the bleeding (usually a small artery at the base of the ulcer) and repair it.
All of these stomach ulcer treatment methods have proven to be successful. Although it often takes trying several different options before finding the right approach that works best for you.
Stomach ulcers can be very painful and should result in your seeking stomach ulcer treatment from your medical provider. Your physician is a great resource when you are searching for relief from stomach ulcer pain.