How to Treat Duodenitis?

Q:
How to treat duodenitis?

A:
Duodenitis is inflammation of the lining of the duodenum which is the first part of the small intestine. People with this condition may have the following symptoms:

  • Burning, cramping, or hunger-like pain in your stomach
  • Gas or a bloated feeling
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Feeling full soon after starting a meal

How to treat duodenitis?

Duodenitis is usually treated by one or more of the following:

  • Antibiotic medicines to kill H. pylori
  • Medicines to reduce the amount of acid the stomach makes
  • Stopping NSAIDs such as aspirin and ibuprofen, unless it’s used for a medical condition
  • Adopting a gluten-free diet if celiac disease is the cause.
  • Avoiding alcohol
  • Stopping smoking

Usually, duodenitis can be cured completely with treatment. In rare cases, your symptoms will not improve or come back after treatment. Under such situation, you should talk to your doctor in time so that you can get a professional management of it.

If you have any questions, please contact your doctor.

Keywords: duodenitis treatment; duodenum

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