Stomach ulcer – alternative medicine
Stomach ulcer is a pathology, in which disrupted the integrity of the tissues inside the walls of the stomach. As a result, gastric juice eats away at those walls forming the wound, i.e. the wound.
Ulcer differs from an erosion of the stomach or intestines because it penetrates much deeper into the layers of the mucous membrane, and often flows in waves: periods of exacerbation and remission alternating.
Among adults peptic ulcer disease is spread quite widely: up to 15% of patients in different countries. In size the ulcers rarely exceed one centimeter.
The main causes of stomach ulcers in our days are:
1. Pathogenic bacterium Helicobacter pylori.
2. Food and drinks of poor quality and composition.
3. An unsuitable diet.
4. Regular use of anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, aspirin, diclofenac).
5. Alcohol and nicotine addiction.
6. The factors of heredity.
Can be many causes of ulcers. For example, prolonged psycho-emotional stress, a burn from hot food, thrombosis of blood vessels, injury of the spine, infection of the mucous membranes of the stomach.
The symptoms of stomach ulcers
The most common symptom of peptic ulcer disease is considered pain in the upper abdomen (as they say, “a spoon”). This pain often occurs on an empty stomach, between meals. However, pain may occur even at night, thereby forcing the patient to Wake up for meals or medicines in average pain subsides within a half hour. Medication quick aid or inhibit gastric secretion of hydrochloric acid, or completely neutralize it (this is a medication antacids).
Besides pain, stomach ulcer manifests itself is characterized by the presence of digestive disorders. Quite often there is vomiting with a pungent odor and sour taste of the contents. Vomiting usually appears at the peak of the pain, thus brings the patient some sort of relief. So, sometimes, struggling with pain, patients independently provoke vomiting. Another characteristic ulcer strong heartburn and belching. This is direct evidence for disturbances in motor function of the stomach.
A very dangerous complication of peptic ulcer disease is bleeding. Suddenly, it occurs when the ulcer erodes the walls of the stomach blood vessel. It happens so that the patient is suffering from ulcer for many years and doesn’t know what the bleeding. While in other patients it may occur early in the disease.