Intractable duodenal ulcer
Female in the 80s
Chief Complaint: Abdominal pain
Medical History: intractable duodenal ulcer, rheumatoid arthritis and angina pectoris
Current Medical history:
She received helicobacter pylori eradication and PPI therapy, to combat the duodenal ulcer in May 2002 which then improved. Then, in August the same year, it relapsed. Again, she received H. pylori eradication treatment and PPI therapy. However, there were no signs of improvement this time. This was the time when we proposed the administration of fucoidan mix. After providing sufficient information on fucoidan, she and her family members agreed and she began receiving fucoidan mix treatment. Her condition improved dramatically enough to be discharged from hospital. Thereafter, we continued prescribing fucoidan mix and PPI. She visited our hospital complaining of abdominal pain in June 2003. The examination result showed that the duodenal ulcer had relapsed. After interviewing the patient, it was found that she had made her own judgement and discontinued taking fucoidan mix since April 2003. She had continued only the PPI. So, we started the administration of fucoidan mix again.
When her duodenal ulcer was found to have relapsed, she was provided with fucoidan mix. In one week, the ulcer improved.
※Data taken over the period of treatment
《Endoscope of the duodenal ulcer area》
Fucoidan mix intake per day: Approximately 2.5ｇ
June 2003 Recurrence of Duodenal ulcer
June 2003, one week after the discovery of duodenal ulcer recurrence