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Are there alternative treatments for peptic ulcers?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The most common treatments for peptic ulcers are antibiotics and antacids. Alternative treatments will not cure the ulcers, but they may help relieve the pain or speed up the rate of healing. Watching one's diet and trying to eliminate stress can be helpful for people with peptic ulcers. Also, doctors usually recommend that patients avoid smoking, drinking, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs.

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