Q: Hi pharmacist. Yesterday my father had to go to an emergency because he had gastrointestinal bleeding after a reception. Please give me some instructions on how to prevent this disease so that it does not return.

(Nguyen Van, 39 years old, Ha Noi)

Answer: Hi!

Gastrointestinal bleeding is a symptom of many causes. Bleeding can occur anywhere from the mouth to the esophagus, stomach, intestines and anus. The degree of blood loss can be mild to moderate, even in severe cases, causing serious blood loss that can be life-threatening. Clinical manifestations include vomiting with blood, black stools. Location of bleeding is important. There are many different diseases that cause bleeding in the digestive tract.

Treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding depends on many factors such as the level, cause, and location of bleeding. In addition to symptomatic treatment, stabilizing the functions of life in case of severe blood loss, combined use of vasoconstrictor drugs, reducing secretion, antibiotics … patients may be assigned interventional endoscopy, through which many schools Hemorrhage has been well managed such as: management of gastrointestinal bleeding due to gastric ulcer – duodenum, management of esophageal varices with rubber rings.

To prevent gastrointestinal bleeding, you should not drink alcohol and smoke, do not use drugs and food that are harmful to the stomach, eat fiber and vegetables. During the haemorrhage, you need to use soft food, eat in many meals a day. Need periodic re-examination as prescribed by the doctor for the treatment to be effective.

Xuan Quang Oriental Pharmaceutical wishes your family healthy!