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Baby Aspirin for Ulcers

Baby Aspirin for Ulcers

My doctor suggested I take a baby aspirin daily to help protect my heart. I have heard that aspirin can cause stomach ulcers. How will I know if I have an ulcer? An ulcer is an open sore in the lining of the stomach or intestine. Ulcers can produce symptoms such as abdominal pain (usually worse after eating), nausea and/or…

Antibiotics for ulcers

Antibiotics for ulcers

One of my parents was recently treated for an ulcer with antibiotic. I didn’t know antibiotics were a standard treatment for ulcers. Recently, physicians have found that nearly 90 percent of patients with duodenal ulcers have Helicobacter Pylori infection in the stomach as well. Known as H. Pylori, the infection is very common and the rates of infection increases with…