Peptic Ulcer Prevention

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Prevention

Because no one knows exactly how people become infected with H. pylori or why it causes ulcers, there is no way to prevent most cases of peptic ulcers. The only precaution is to wash your hands thoroughly before eating and after using the bathroom. You may help to prevent peptic ulcers not related to H. pylori byeliminating or limiting the use of NSAIDs and tobacco.

Treatment

For ulcers caused by H. pylori, treatment requires a combination of medications. The goals are to kill H....

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