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India Profile  »  Medical Tourism In India  »  Surgery in India  »  Gastric Ulcer

Gastric Ulcer

What is Gastric Ulcer?

An ulcer on the inner lining of the stomach that is the open sore in the stomach lining is called a Gastric Ulcer. This is another term for stomach ulcers. These ulcers are within the stomach. It is actually a break in the normal tissue lining the stomach. They may be associated with H. Pylori infection or the use of aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Causes of Gastric Ulcer:

Benign gastric ulcers are caused by an imbalance between the secretion of acid and an enzyme called pepsin and the defenses of the stomach's mucosal lining. This leads to inflammation that may be aggravated by aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications.

Risk factors for gastric ulcers:

  -   Use of aspirin and NSAIDs
  -   Helicobacter pylori infection
  -   Chronic gastritis
  -   Smoking
  -   Increasing age
  -   Mechanical ventilation (being put on a respirator)

Symptoms of Gastric Ulcer:

  -   Abdominal pain
  -   May wake you at night
  -   May be relieved by antacids or milk
  -   May occur 2 to 3 hours after a meal
  -   May be worse if you don't eat
  -   Nausea
  -   Abdominal indigestion
  -   Vomiting, especially vomiting blood
  -   Blood in stools or black, tarry stools
  -   Unintentional weight loss
  -   Fatigue
  -   Note: There may be no symptoms.


For people with Helicobacter pylori infection, the main goal is eradication of the organism that causes the problem. Multiple regimens are effective and usually include either an H2 receptor antagonist such as famotidine (Pepcid) or nizatidine (Axid) or a proton pump inhibitor such as omeprazole (Prilosec) or esomeprazole (Nexium) to suppress acid, combined with two antibiotics. For people without H. pylori infection, ulcer-healing medications such as antacids, H2 receptor antagonists, or proton pump inhibitors are usually effective. Long-term treatment may be required.In the event of bleeding from the ulcer, endoscopic therapy can control bleeding in most cases.

Surgical intervention may be recommended for people who do not respond to medical therapy or to endoscopic therapy for bleeding. A vagotomy (cutting the vagus nerve, which controls the stomach's production of gastric acid ) or a partial gastrectomy (removal of part of the stomach) may be necessary.

Self-help measures include:

  -   Avoiding smoking
  -   Avoiding tea, coffee, and soft drinks containing caffeine
  -   Avoiding alcohol
  -   Avoiding aspirin and NSAIDs
  -   Eating several small meals a day at regular intervals

Apollo Hospitals are well-known for its expertise in Gastric Surgery Treatments. The Hospitals with their High quality treatments are at par to international standards. They treat deformities, injury related conditions and personal grooming requirements. Gastric Surgeries are quite familiar a business in Apollo Hospitals.

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Twin Sharing
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1) Gall Bladder Surgery 2 - 3 Days 2500 1900
2) Hernia Repair (Unilateral) 2 Days 2800 2100


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