Is there a cure for duodenal ulcers?

Advertisement
Advertisement

Some duodenal ulcers can be cured if they respond well to treatment. Duodenal   ulcers are usually cured through a combination of medicine and lifestyle changes that fight ulcer-causing bacteria and limit stomach acids. However, there are some ulcers that do not heal that way, particularly when   individuals don't take their medication, or use tobacco and alcohol regularly. In some cases, ulcers that cannot be cured are caused by diseases, like stomach cancer, or noncancerous tumors in the stomach or intestine. In other cases, ulcers may recur after they have been treated. These may be treated with a different type of antibiotic than that used to treat the first ulcer.

Continue Learning about Digestive Health

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.