Are there alternative treatments for GI bleeding?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

There are no alternative treatments for GI bleeding. GI bleeding must be treated swiftly and promptly with the best and proven treatments. There may be some alternative treatments for the condition causing GI bleeding but that will also vary depending on the condition. For example, it was once thought that ulcers could be cured by changes to your diet. The current thought is that ulcers cannot be cured by diet changes alone, only prevented and managed by avoiding aggravating habits like smoking, taking NSAIDs, and eating acidic foods.

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