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Stomach Ulcer (Gastric Ulcer) | Symptoms and Treatment

You may have an ulcer if you are experiencing ongoing stomach pain in Encino, CA. For immediate consultation about an ulcer, it is time to contact Gastroenterology Associates of Southern California, where Dr. Mordo Suchov and Dr. Alan Naim can assist you with proper treatment.

What Are The Signs of a Stomach Ulcer?

Stomach ulcers are often caused by infection, not by the type of food you eat. These ulcers can also be caused by long-term use of oral pain medication such as ibuprofen or aspirin. You can have an ulcer without experiencing extreme pain or trouble eating. With that said, here are the most common signs of a stomach ulcer that you should be aware of:

  • Excess stomach acid
  • Heartburn or nausea
  • Constantly feeling full or bloated
  • Constant belching
  • Burning stomach pain - even on an empty stomach
  • Problems digesting fatty foods

How Is a Stomach Ulcer Treated?

While you are resting at home in Encino, CA, your stomach pain resulting from a potential ulcer may be relieved with some simple lifestyle adjustments. First, take a look at your diet. Do you have enough foods that contain vitamin A, vitamin C, whole grains, fresh leafy green vegetables, or probiotic foods such as yogurt, kefir, kombucha, or miso? If the answer is no, start adding those foods immediately while limiting acid-producing items such as milk or alcohol.

Do you live a stressful lifestyle? If so, try to analyze the source of your stress and remove or reduce that as well. If smoking is how you deal with stress, you may want to find another type of relief because smoking also increases stomach acid.

When you come into our office for a consultation, Dr. Suchov and Dr. Naim can suggest several medications depending on the source of your ulcer. If you have a lot of stomach acid, we may suggest an over-the-counter antacid. On the other hand, our staff may also prescribe medication proven to aid healing, such as Nexium or Prevacid.

You can get professional treatment for your stomach pain in Encino, CA, today. Now is the time to call Gastroenterology Associates of Southern California at (818) 905-1567. Dr. Suchov and Dr. Naim will help guide you on the path to reduced stomach pain and increased healing today.

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