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What do I need to know about caring for someone with GI bleeding?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

You can care for someone with GI bleeding by following the indications of their doctor regarding treatment and prevention. They can also manage this condition by keeping close track of any symptoms and avoiding those things that aggravate the condition. Aggravates of GI bleeding include smoking, drinking alcohol, and taking steroids or pain relievers. Additionally, help them to manage the conditions that are causing GI bleeding.

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