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Gastric ulcer

Small pain like burning in stomach. Is that due to taking of alochol and smoking and stopped it and used tablets itz ok now but sometimes when I eat any spicy food I feel like pain again for some time..Is it cureable pemanently
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Doctor Answers (1) on Gastric ulcer

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Dr. Chethan R S Bangalore | General Physician
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Peptic ulcers that don't heal with treatment are called refractory ulcers. There are many reasons why an ulcer may fail to heal. These reasons may include:

Not taking medications according to directions.
The fact that some types of H. pylori are resistant to antibiotics.
Regular use of tobacco.
Regular use of pain relievers that increase the risk of ulcers.

Treatment for refractory ulcers generally involves eliminating factors that may interfere with healing, along with using different antibiotics.

You may find relief from the pain of a stomach ulcer if you:

Choose a healthy diet. Choose a healthy diet full of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Not eating vitamin-rich foods may make it difficult for your body to heal your ulcer.Consider switching pain relievers. If you use pain relievers regularly, ask your doctor whether acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) may be an option for you.Control stress. Stress may worsen the signs and symptoms of a peptic ulcer. Examine your life to determine the sources of your stress and do what you can to address those causes. Some stress is unavoidable, but you can learn to cope with stress with exercise, spending time with friends or writing in a journal.Don't smoke. Smoking may interfere with the protective lining of the stomach, making your stomach more susceptible to the development of an ulcer. Smoking also increases stomach acid.Limit or avoid alcohol. Excessive use of alcohol can irritate and erode the mucous lining in your stomach and intestines, causing inflammation and bleeding.

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