How To Increase Low HB Due To Wounds In The Stomach?
Hello Doctor. My father’s HB is often low. The cause is known, namely due to bleeding or injury to the stomach. How can I prevent my father’s HB from falling easily and so that his stomach doesn’t bleed? What foods and activities should be done or avoided to prevent HB lowering? Explanation please. Thank you HealthReplies.com.
Hello Andari, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
Low hemoglobin (Hb) condition is called anemia. Anemia can occur for many reasons, one of which is chronic bleeding. As in your father's case, chronic bleeding could occur because of an injury to the stomach.
To prevent anemia from reoccurring, the bleeding in your father's stomach must be stopped first. Bleeding can stop if the wound in your father's stomach heals. To be able to heal a wound in the stomach, you must first find out the cause of the wound in the stomach. The causes of ulcers in the stomach can vary, here are some of them:
Helicobacter pylori bacterial infection, the use of certain drugs for a long time (such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs / NSAIDs, steroids) or the use of anti-pain and anti-rheumatic herbs Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, which is the appearance of gastrin-secreting tumors that trigger an increase in acid production Excessive stomach To find out this, it is necessary to dig deeper whether your father has a history of using certain drugs routinely (especially painkillers, anti-rheumatic drugs, etc.) or a history of taking anti-stiff rheumatism herbs. If indeed your father has a history of taking certain drugs, then these drugs need to be consulted again to the treating doctor. If your father has a habit of drinking certain herbs regularly, then this habit needs to be stopped. To find out whether there is an infection or tumor, further medical examinations are required such as blood tests, stool examinations, urea breath tests, imaging scans such as CT scans, as well as endoscopy and biopsy if necessary. Infections can be treated with antibiotics while if there is a tumor, treatment such as surgery or chemotherapy is needed. Before it is known for sure the cause, the doctor will usually provide protective drugs for the gastric mucosa and suppress gastric acid secretion to facilitate wound healing and prevent the wound from getting bigger.
You should discuss further about the diagnosis and treatment plan for your father (especially if the anemia has recurred). Some of the things you and your father can do include:
Take the drugs prescribed by the doctor regularly Control the doctor regularly Avoid eating foods that are too spicy, acidic, or too oily Avoid consuming drinks that trigger stomach acid production such as coffee, tea, soda, chocolate Avoid smoking and alcohol Eat regularly with frequency more often.
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