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Ulcer Treatment Is Important - Even At A Young Age - Health News For Families
Ulcer Treatment Is Important - Even At A Young Age
When my brother was twelve he had to have some ulcer treatment. I donâ€™t remember what he had to do, but I do remember being shocked that a child would have ulcers. The doctor said it was too much of the wrong foods, and that was something that my dad felt was his fault. At the time we was single, and he wasnâ€™t good at grocery shopping. He had good intentions but he did not understand much about nutrition. Though he went faithfully to the grocery store so that we had food, he didnâ€™t know how to do it.
My dad bought three things in multiples. He bought Pepsi, Tonyâ€™s frozen pizza, and the stuff needed to make spaghetti. That was all we ate, and in retrospect, those foods were not good for my brotherâ€™s stomach. That was apparently why he needed ulcer treatment, though Iâ€™m not sure foods actually cause ulcers. From what I know, some sort of bacteria causes them, but those foods would definitely cause a person to have a lot of pain. My dad changed his grocery buying habits, and my brotherâ€™s ulcer treatments didnâ€™t have to last very long.
If you are having a lot of pain, you might want to ask your doctor if you need ulcer treatment. You usually know you are having ulcer pain if the pain is sharp and radiates from your stomach area. This can be worse when you have eaten spicy foods, such as Italian or even Mexican dishes, and can be exasperated by drinking things like soda or coffee. If you donâ€™t get ulcer treatment when you need it, you can end up with bleeding ulcers and when that happens, things are only going to get worse from there.
Some people try to do their own ulcer treatment by drinking Pepto when they have pain. That might help with immediate relief, but it will not help the ulcer heal. There may be special meds you need to take to get rid of the ulcer, and you may have to change your diet as a part of ulcer treatment. You might also be told to exercise to reduce the amount of stress you are carrying around. Your food choices, stress levels, and the time you have had your ulcer all contribute to how much pain you feel each day. Make sure you listen to your doctor and alter your lifestyle according to their wishes.
Written by Nancy Blackett on May 30th, 2007 with
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