Acid Peptic Disease (Acidity)

Symptoms: 

Pain in the upper abdomen heartburn, chest and stomach pain, gas formation in stomach, restlessness, belching, nausea, sour taste, indigestion and constipation are few of acidity symptoms.

Tests to diagnose: 

Endoscopy, a breath test (drinking a fluid and exhaling into a tube), blood test, or stool test may be used to check for H. pylori infection and biopsies (small samples) are usually taken of the tissue in and around the ulcer to check for acid peptic disease

Treatment: 

Combination of antibiotics and acid-reducing medications called proton pump inhibitors: - omeprazole, lansoprazole, esomeprazole, pantoprazole, rabeprazole and antibiotics such as clarithromycin plus amoxicillin or metronidazole are prescribed.

For more information visit the following websites

http://www.gastro.org/

http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/gastrointestinal_disorders/gastritis_and_peptic_ulcer_disease/drug_treatment_of_gastric_acidity.html