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Are there alternative treatments for duodenal ulcers?

In the past, reducing stress and eating a bland diet were considered treatments for duodenal ulcers. However, doctors today know that these ulcers must be treated with antibiotics and a reduction of stomach acid. Still, there are several lifestyle changes you can make to speed the healing of your ulcer. By reducing stress and controlling your acid reflux, you can promote ulcer healing through reducing stomach acids. Avoiding smoking and drinking alcohol can also protect your stomach lining from further damage. Furthermore, since some ulcers are caused by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, like aspirin, avoid these drugs.

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