Treating Stomach Problems

With the ever-developing food industry, and the harsh working and living conditions, it is not surprising that nowadays most people have or will have encountered some sort of intestinal disorder at some point of their lives, be it simple stomach upset, heartburn, indigestion, or one of the more serious conditions, such as a peptic ulcer or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Among the many conditions, three of the most common reasons for discomfort in the stomach area include:

  • Acid Reflux - a fairly frequent gastrointestinal disorder that causes acid and other contents of the stomach to become extruded back into the esophageal tube, damaging the soft mucous lining and causing several unpleasant effects including heartburn, belching, and bad aftertaste of foods. Treating this condition is fairly easy using antacids, or the so called PPIs (proton pump inhibitors).
  • GERD, or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease - the severe form of acid reflux; it happens when the muscles of the esophageal sphincter located between the esophagus and the stomach become loose, and the contents of the stomach get constantly spilled out, damaging the soft tissues and causing serious complications if the condition is not treated promptly. The treatment usually involves medications that reduce stomach acidity, either by directly influencing the stomach acid or by reducing the amount of it being produced. In rare cases, surgery may prove necessary.
  • Stomach Ulcers - sometimes called peptic ulcers, these damaged and eroded areas of the stomach and small intestine often cause immense pain and discomfort. Over 80% of all stomach ulcers are caused by the activity of H. pylori bacteria, which can be effectively treated using a combination of certain stomach medications and antibiotics.

While these conditions are often considered to be the most likely cause of most gastrointestinal symptoms, other disorders may just as well be the perpetrator behind your problems. Fortunately, modern medical science has prepared a solution for all of these discomforting occurrences, no matter how minor or serious they may be. It is simply a matter of getting properly diagnosed by a medical specialist, and to follow the recommendations provided thereby.

Choosing Your Medications

When you already know which drugs should be helpful in your case (as per your doctor's recommendation), it is never a bad idea to learn more about them. In case you are looking for a certain stomach medication, you may refer to our products section - some of the most frequently prescribed gastrointestinal treatment drugs are listed there. If you have any other problems or concerns, you will also be able to find all the necessary data on certain other drugs, including some of the most potent pain medications, migraine-treatment drugs, and arthritis therapy solutions.