Treatments for Peptic Ulcer DiseaseEn Español (Spanish Version)
The treatment and management of peptic ulcers involves lifestyle changes, medications, alternative and complementary therapies, and surgery. The goals of treatment include:
- Treating excess bleeding
- Promoting healing of the ulcer
- Relieving pain and discomfort
- Avoiding the development of complications such as perforation, obstruction
- Preventing ulcer recurrence
Treatment may involve the following:
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Last Reviewed April 2013