An ulcer is soreness developed inside the smooth lining of the stomach and duodenum because of which there is severe pain in the upper part of the abdomen.
Peptic ulcer disease of the stomach and duodenum is a common disease of the world these days.
Peptic ulcer disease develops due to the excessive formation of acid in the stomach.
In peptic ulcer disease, the smooth lining of the inside of stomach, duodenum gets roughened or broken down because of :
- Helicobater pylori bacteria infection
- Excess of alcohol
- Certain side-effects of medications meant for pain-relieving.
- Burning pain in the stomach(epigastric region).
- The pain is also described as hunger pain
- Burning pain increases on empty stomach(fasting) and better after food.
- Peptic ulcer occur within the stomach and /or duodenum.
- Duodenal ulcer pain is felt 90 minutes to 3 hours after a meal and is most often better by food or antacids. The pain from duodenal ulcer awakens the patient from sleep in the nights which is characteristically told by most of Duodenal ulcer patients.
Note : Old aged patients may not complain of pain in the abdomen but have a symptom of bleeding or perforation of the ulcer.
Gastric ulcer patients also have burning pain in the upper part of the abdomen but the pain is more after food or worsens on taking food. Nausea and weight loss is more common in gastric ulcer patients.
Peptic ulcer are mostly of long-standing nature.
Peptic ulcer disease is very common these days. It is equally found in males and females.
What if ignored?
Peptic ulcer is one of the major causes of acute chest discomfort when there is prolonged (60-90 minutes) burning pain in epigastric or substernal region relieved with food or antacids. Most commonly ,Peptic ulcer pain is felt in epigastric region but it can spread(radiate ) into the chest. Peptic ulcer disease is on the causes of involuntary weight loss. Peptic ulcers are also responsible for upper gastrointestinal bleeding, observed in about 50% of cases.
Where the disease may lead the patient to?
Nausea and/or vomiting is a complication of peptic ulcer disease.There is dyspepsia which is constant and not better by food or antacids whenever the ulcer penetrate into the adjoining abdominal parts.
Perforation of abdominal parts by the ulcer is indicative of sudden appearance of severe pain which is all across the abdomen.
One of the major complication of peptic ulcer is gastric outlet obstruction because of which there is nausea, vomiting of undigested food, pain worse on eating.
Dark colored stools or Dark colored vomiting indicate bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract.
Why one can go for Homeopathy Treatment?
There are wonderful homeopathic remedies for peptic ulcer which gives immediate relief to the stomach and duodenal ulcers. Homeopathic medicines are best suited to treat the ulcers in abdomen permanently by stopping the breakdown of the linings of stomach and duodenum. Homeopathy has an advantage over other systems of medicines in treating ulcers of abdomen by its action so deep enough without any dietary restrictions.
Positive Homeopathy’s SPECIALITY in dealing with Peptic Ulcer:
Peptic ulcer disease requires not only treatment but management by following efficient module available with the Doctors. Positive Homeopathy has designed a perfect module based on the various causative factors and symptoms of peptic ulcer. By the implementation of this module, a thorough cure is provided to the patients by the Doctors at Positive Homeopathy. There are a lot of testimonials attached with the cure percentage of ulcers in patients who have taken Homeopathy treatment in our clinics.
Frequently Asked Questions
What not to eat with a stomach ulcer?
Whole milk and chocolate milk, Hot cocoa and cola, Any beverage with caffeine, Regular and decaffeinated coffee, Peppermint and spearmint tea, Green and black tea, with or without caffeine, Orange and grapefruit juices & Drinks that contain alcohol.
What is the cause of an ulcer?
Stomach ulcers are almost always caused by one of the following: an infection with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen.