San Antonio GI Doctor May Help Peptic Ulcer Sufferers Find Relief

Last updated: May 03, 2016 at 9:03am
Stomach Ulcer

Have you been experiencing unexplained weight loss, episodes of chronic abdominal pain, dark stool, heartburn, bloating and unusual emesis? If so, you could have peptic ulcers. They’re gastrointestinal sores that may cause those problems to occur and more. Thankfully, relief may be found by making an appointment with San Antonio GI doctor, Seema A. Dar.

The ulcers generally form in one of three areas as a result of excess acid. The three areas are the duodenum, stomach and esophagus. To determine whether or not the ulcers are present and how severe they are, San Antonio GI Dr. Dar may perform an endoscopy or a barium swallow. She may also order lab work to analyze your stool, blood and respiration. If she does order lab work, Dr. Dar will be looking for the presence of blood and helicobacter pylori bacteria.

At this moment you may be pondering, “What causes the excess acid to occur?” In each case, the cause is likely to be different. However, common ones include the introduction of certain medications and bacterium into the gastrointestinal system along with alcohol and tobacco use. Dietary choices and assorted comorbidities could also exacerbate the condition. Examples include consuming caffeinated products, gluten, alcohol and spicy cuisine.

If San Antonio GI specialist, Dr. Dar, finds that you do in fact have peptic ulcers, she’ll come up with a personalized care plan to help them heal. Depending on the peptic ulcers’ root cause, the care plan may include the administration of acid blockers, proton pump inhibitors, antacids, cytoprotective agents and antibiotics. Lifestyle changes such as alcohol and tobacco cessation may also be suggested.

To learn more about peptic ulcers and how working with San Antonio GI specialist, Dr. Dar, may help resolve them, please contact us today. We accept a variety of PPO and HMO plans including Aetna, Humana and Cigna.