Peptic Ulcer

  1. Why would I tell my pt to avoid fast food when diagnosed with peptic ulcer disease? Thanks so much!
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  4. by   markjrn
    For me personally, grease and spices cause grief. Not to mention, fast food just isn't usually too healthy of an option.
  5. by   roxannekkb
    Most peptic ulcers are caused by H. pylori bacteria. A course of antibiotics will usually cure it. Greasey and spicy food can aggravate the ulcer, and make the stomach more acidic. So eating a better diet will make the patient feel better and help heal the ulcer.

    And fast food is just plain unhealthy anyway.