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Treatments for Peptic Ulcer Disease
Peptic ulcers are treated with lifestyle changes and medicine. Some people may need surgery. The goals of treatment are to:
- Clear an H. pylori infection if present
- Ease symptoms
- Help ulcers heal
- Avoid health problems, such as bleeding
- Lower the risk of ulcers coming back
Treatment may be:Lifestyle changesMedicationsAlternative and complementary therapiesSurgery
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- Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Daniel A. Ostrovsky, MD
- Review Date: 11/2019
- Update Date: 02/09/2021