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Ulcers

Get the information you need about ulcers, including causes, treatments, symptoms, and prevention tips.

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Risks of a Sodium-Potassium Imbalance

Sodium, found outside cells, and potassium, found mainly inside cells, are minerals that work together to maintain fluid balance in the body.

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Acid Reflux or Peptic Ulcer? Know the Difference

Acid reflux disease is the most common upper gastrointestinal disease in Western countries, affecting over seven million Americans alone. The condition occurs when gastric acid splashes up into the esophagus, causing damage. Another common GI conditi...

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I Cant Use Nsaids Due To Peptic Ulcer So Tell Me Which Medicine I Can Use For Lower Back Pain

Question Asked by dania I Cant Use Nsaids Due To Peptic Ulcer So Tell Me Which Medicine I Can Use For Lower Back Pain I can’t use NSAIDS because I have an ulcer, so can anyone tell me what medicine I can use for pain relief? Answer Many people who ca...

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An Introduction to Peptic Ulcers

Ulcers can be caused by medications such as Non-steriodal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) or corticosteroids but the most common cause is a bacteria known as H-Pylori. It is important for the doctor to know the cause of the ulcer as the cause dictates t...

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Can I Take A Vicodin Even Tho I Might Have An Ulcer?

Question Asked by .kelso. Can I Take A Vicodin Even Tho I Might Have An Ulcer? i have been waiting to see my doctor for about a week now, and i think i have an ulcer, in the mean time ive changed my diet to prevent irritation to my stomach. This mori...

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Q&A: Endoscopy for Ulcer?

I just got back from a Caribbean cruise on which I went to the bathroom and had watery, black stools. I was rushed to St Maarten Hospital and had an endoscopy where I was told that I had an ulcer in my stomach but that I needed to have another endosc...

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Book Review: Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers

When I first heard about Robert Sapolsky’s book, Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, I thought it might be a perfect book to recommend to people about stress management, a crucial aspect of pain management. The title and cover lured me into thinking that th...