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Gastric Ulcer at Gastroenterology Clinic DRHC Dubai


A gastric ulcer, also known as a stomach ulcer, is an open sore that develops on the inner lining of the stomach. At DRHC Dubai, we provide expert diagnosis, treatment, and comprehensive management of gastric ulcers, ensuring optimal care for our patients.

Symptoms of Gastric Ulcer

The symptoms of a gastric ulcer can vary but commonly include:

  • Burning Stomach Pain: Often the most prominent symptom, this pain usually occurs after eating and can last for a few minutes to several hours.
  • Nausea and Vomiting: Some individuals may experience nausea and occasional vomiting.
  • Bloating: A feeling of fullness or bloating is common.
  • Weight Loss: Unintended weight loss can be an indicator of a gastric ulcer.
  • Loss of Appetite: A reduced desire to eat due to discomfort.
  • Dark or Tarry Stools: This can indicate bleeding within the digestive tract.
  • Vomiting Blood: Blood in vomit is a severe symptom requiring immediate medical attention.

Causes of Gastric Ulcer

Gastric ulcers can develop due to several factors, including:

  • Helicobacter pylori Infection: A common bacterial infection that damages the protective lining of the stomach.
  • Frequent Use of NSAIDs: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as ibuprofen and aspirin) can irritate or inflame the stomach lining.
  • Excess Stomach Acid: Conditions like Zollinger-Ellison syndrome cause excessive acid production.
  • Smoking: Increases the risk of developing gastric ulcers and hinders healing.
  • Alcohol Consumption: Excessive alcohol intake irritates and erodes the stomach lining.
  • Stress: Chronic stress may increase stomach acid production.
  • Diet: Certain foods and beverages can exacerbate symptoms, although not directly causing ulcers.

Diagnosis of Gastric Ulcer

Diagnosing a gastric ulcer involves a combination of medical history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests, such as:

  • Endoscopy: A procedure that allows the doctor to view the inside of the stomach using a thin, flexible tube with a camera.
  • Barium X-ray: This imaging test helps visualize the stomach.
  • H. pylori Tests: Breath, blood, or stool tests to detect the presence of H. pylori bacteria.

Treatment for Gastric Ulcer

At DRHC Dubai, we offer a range of treatment options tailored to the individual needs of our patients, including:

  1. Medications:
    • Antibiotics: To treat H. pylori infection.
    • Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs): To reduce stomach acid production.
    • H2-Receptor Antagonists: To decrease acid production.
    • Antacids: To neutralize stomach acid and provide quick relief.
    • Cytoprotective Agents: To protect the lining of the stomach.
  2. Lifestyle Modifications:
    • Dietary Changes: Avoiding spicy, acidic, or irritating foods.
    • Smoking Cessation: Quitting smoking to promote healing.
    • Reducing Alcohol Consumption: Limiting or avoiding alcohol intake.
    • Stress Management: Incorporating stress-reducing techniques like yoga, meditation, or counseling.
  3. Endoscopic Procedures: In cases of severe bleeding or non-healing ulcers, endoscopic procedures may be necessary to control bleeding or remove the ulcer.
  4. Surgery: Rarely required, surgery may be necessary for complications such as perforation or obstruction.


Preventive measures can reduce the risk of developing gastric ulcers:

  • Proper Use of Medications: Use NSAIDs sparingly and under medical supervision.
  • H. pylori Management: If infected, ensure complete treatment of H. pylori.
  • Healthy Lifestyle Choices: Maintain a balanced diet, avoid smoking, and limit alcohol consumption.
  • Regular Medical Check-ups: Monitor and manage any underlying health conditions.

Why Choose DRHC Dubai?

Our team of expert and world-renowned gastroenterologists will treat peptic ulcer disease using the most advanced medical technologies available in Dubai. They are expert clinicians, researchers, and clinical educators. Our dedicated team will make every possible effort to ensure a prompt and full recovery. 

Book An Appointment

If you are due for a Gastric Ulcer or experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms, don't delay. Contact DRHC Dubai to schedule your appointment. Our team of experts is here to provide you with compassionate care and personalized treatment to keep your digestive health in check. To book Your Appointment just call us at +97142798200 for consulting with Gastroenterology Clinic at DRHC Dubai.