- May come and go for a few days or weeks
- May bother you more when your stomach is empty
- Usually goes away after you eat
Peptic ulcers will get worse if not treated. Treatment may include medicines to block stomach acids or antibiotics to kill ulcer-causing bacteria. Not smoking and avoiding alcohol can help. Surgery may help for ulcers that don't heal.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Nursing Diagnosis for Peptic Ulcer
- Acute Pain related to irritation of the mucosa and muscle spasms.
- Anxiety related to the nature and management of long-term illness
- Imbalanced Nutrition: Less than Body Requirements related to pain associated with food.
- Knowledge deficient : the prevention, symptoms and treatment of conditions related to inadequate information.
Nursing Diagnosis Nursing Care Plan Peptic Ulcer