Ulcerated duodenum

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Hi my husband was diagnosed with an ulcerated duodenum over 10 years ago, he had weight gain and was told to loose 10 kg before they would operate so he did (and it was extremely hard work and now I know why) but when he went back he was told to loose another 10kg, well to say he was fuming is an understatement and because of this he never went back to get it sorted.

He suffers with acid every day and takes omoprazole, he has also gained about 5 stone over the years,.

I want to know what I can do to help him, is there a natural route we can take? Or will he need surgery, I would love to hear from anyone who has suffered with this, thank you in advance 😊

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    What surgery are you talking about? Didn't the PPIs do their job 10 years ago? As I understand he did not go for this surgery at the end and was taking PPIs continously.. 

    What do you thing the surgery will do. The only thing that I can think about is cutting the vagus nerve and therefore stop the production of HCL.

    The PPIs should do their job, they were developed for such conditions not for treating GERD etc. but to reduce significantly the production of stomach acid and therefore allowing the stomach-dudoenum to heal effectively over time.

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      I'm not sure what the surgery entailed, as for the tablets they help with acid but he suffers every day and I'm worried that taking them for such a long time may have other effects on his body

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      I'm wondering why he hasn't healed then, he also had the h pylori bug

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      Well, most of us are hooked on them here. For example I'm 25 and take PPIs daily, for life. A day without them, feels like hell.

      You've got people with Zoolynger Ellison being on massive doses of PPIs for good.

      I think he has to adjust his dosage and that's it.

      Is H.Pylori cured?

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      Nothing seems right nowadays. Let him visit the general practicionoer or even better the gastroenterologist. I already know that he ll just prescribe higher dosage of medication that's how it goes with esophagus-stomach-duodenum problems these days. Surgery for stopping the production of acid is rarely done these days.

      My story is simple: genetics + lifestyle, you can choose which genes you are going to be born you, now can you...

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      If he's abodmenal ultrasound is clear than he doesn't have this condition. Also it's rare. Basically you produce exessive acid with, resulting in ulcers...

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      I think it's back to the docs and start from scratch, I think I just scared myself a bit when I read up on the effects of taking these tablets long term that's why I asked on here, thank you 😊

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    Can I ask what the reasoning for this was ?

    '(and it was extremely hard work and now I know why)'

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      My husband put on a large amount of weight in a short time and it's only now that I'm finding out that the medication and or the diagnosis can increase weight, he was young and very fit and we couldn't understand why he was putting on weight and how hard it was for him to loose 10kg for the opp

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      The reason why he got weight on PPIs is because he got better. The same is with me. I had erosive gastritis and once I got healed I started eating like a wolf without even noticing. I got to my regular habits. 

      Luckily for me, no one in my familly is overweight, therefore even with me having an intake of 3000 calories a day eating rubbish foods. I've put maybe 2-4 pounds.

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