Treatment of Helicobacter-Pyloric Peptic Ulcer
There are number of factors responsible for occurrence of ulcers. Peptic ulcer is a form of ulcer commonly found in stomach. Helicobacter Pyloric is considered as one of the major factors that contribute towards development of peptic ulcer. The following elaboration will provide you brief information about the various options available for treating H-Poly peptic ulcer.
Treatment options for H-Pyloric peptic ulcer
Usually, peptic ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori are treated with the prescription medications. You must strictly adhere to the dosage and schedule of taking these medications, as prescribed by your health care
provider. Smoking can be an obstruction in fast healing of ulcers. So, if you smoke, stop it. Never consume alcoholic beverages, at least during treatment period. Smoking and consumption of alcohol can inhibit healing of ulcer.
The main purpose of medication is:
- Killing the bacteria responsible for occurrence of ulcers. In this case H-poly bacteria
- Reducing the quantity of acid in duodenum and stomach
- Protecting the stomach and duodenum lining
Medications such as antibiotics are used in treatment of H-pyloric peptic ulcer with an aim of killing bacteria. Generally, combination of two antibiotics is prescribed simultaneously. Tetracycline, Amoxicillin, Metronidazole and Clarithromycin are some of the most commonly used antibiotics in treatment of H-pyloric peptic ulcer. Normally, such antibiotics are prescribed for a period of two weeks.
Reducing the Secretion of Stomach Acid
There are certain medications available for reducing stomach acid. Your physician will prescribe best suitable medicine for you. Proton pump inhibitors and H-2 Receptor antagonists are the most commonly used medications for reducing the stomach acid.
- Proton Pump Inhibitors: Prilosec®/Losec® (Omeprazole), Prevacid® (Lansoprazole) and Pantoloc® (Pantoprazole) are the examples of proton pump inhibitors used in treatment of H-pyloric peptic ulcer.
- H2-Receptor Antagonists: Cimetidine (Tangamet®), Pepcid (Famotidine), Ranitidine (Zantac®) and Axid® (Nizatidine) are some of the medications used in treatment of H-pyloric peptic ulcer.
Protection of Duodenum and stomach warning against ulcer
Your physician will prescribe certain medications that are known for their proprietary of protecting the lining of duodenum and stomach. These medications protect the linings from acids by shielding it. You can also find some over-the-counter medications (protectants) such as ROLAIDS and TUMS for protecting your stomach and duodenum against ulcers.
Surgery is performed only in rare cases. Usually, surgery is recommended for cases that do not show desired improvement even after considerable time of medication and peptic ulcer is likes to create other serious health complications.
Health complication produced by un-treated ulcer
Early diagnosis and timely treatment is important in curing any disease and peptic ulcer is no exception. If the peptic ulcer is left untreated it could lead to serious health complications. Following are some of the health complications associated with un-treated peptic ulcer/any ulcer.
- Anemia: Bleeding caused by ulcers may lead to loss of red blood cells and result in occurrence of anemia.
- Perforation: It is a condition wherein the ulcer tears (goes through) the stomach wall.