What to do if I have peptic ulcer?
If you have peptic ulcer, all the preventive advices can help limit the severity of the disease. In addition, it is also advisable to have small but frequent meals instead of one large meal, and to avoid fatty and spicy food.
Over-the-counter antacids may relieve the gnawing pain, but the relief is always temporary. If you suspect you have peptic ulcer, it is always wise to consult your doctor who can offer more useful advice and definitive treatment.
Will peptic ulcer recur after treatment?
When the causes of peptic ulcer are removed, the chance of recurrence will be greatly reduced. For example, the ulcer recurrence rate decreases from 60-90% to less than 10% per year after cure of Helicobacter pylori infection.