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Tips for Preventing and Dealing With Stomach Ulcers

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Ulcers can appear in the soft tissue of the stomach or duodenum. They can be described as a type of sore or lesion. What happens is that the stomach creates acids to aid in the digestion of food.

These acids can eat their way through the protective mucus and an ulcer starts developing soon thereafter.

When an ulcer is found in the stomach it is also called a stomach ulcer or gastric ulcer. If one occurs in the duodenum then it is called a duodenal ulcer.

Any age group can get an ulcer but they are much more common in people over the age of sixty. Women are diagnosed with them more than men.

Some of the signs and symptoms that you should be on the lookout for include: Pain in the upper abdomen, anemia, back pain, blood in stool, heartburn, weight loss, indigestion, lack of appetite, nausea, purging, belching and bloating after a meal.

If the doctor thinks a stomach ulcer is a possibility then they will conduct a range of tests including a physical exam and close look at your medical history. They might do any of the following: blood test, tissue test, breath test, biopsy, x-rays, barium meal or an endoscopy.

Many things can lead to the development of ulcers: a bacteria named Helicobacter pylori, stress from surgery or heavy trauma, reactions to certain medications (such as aspirin), family history of other sufferers, consuming vast quantities of alcohol and smoking.

There is no way to get rid of one of these overnight but with patience and certain lifestyle changes you can get past it and prevent a recurrence. There are many over the counter drugs that can be helpful when the symptoms are mild.

Doctors tend to lean toward prescribing antibiotics, histamine receptors and proton pump inhibitors. Make sure that you ask questions about the side effects because they often include diarrhea, nausea, dizziness and headaches.

Try to treat your body a little better by eating smaller and healthier meals throughout the day. Attempt to stay away from alcohol, caffeinated beverages and cigarettes. Try quitting one at a time if you think you may become overwhelmed.

Finding ways to reduce your stress will also help to take care of the problem. This can be achieved through meditation, yoga, exercise, deep breathing exercises and many other things.

German chamomile and Meadowsweet are two well known herbs that promote healthy levels of stomach acids. Ginger and Fennel can also be taken to support your digestive health.

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2 Responses to Tips for Preventing and Dealing With Stomach Ulcers

  1. Engress November 19, 2010 at 6:55 pm #

    I do just about everything wrong when it comes to treating my stomach
    right. But I chose the addictions that harm only me and not other
    people. Cigarettes and coffee are my two biggest vices. Used to be
    alcoholic but have learned how to stay away from it. I can feel the
    effects on my stomach though. Not a day goes by that it doesn’t remind
    me of it’s presence. This article was really helpful especially where
    the things that cause stomach ulcers were listed. Thanks so much!

  2. Rakesh November 19, 2010 at 7:44 pm #

    If you have ulcers, avoid eating red pepper, raw foods, fried food, too much meat and grains at one time. Drink butter milk along with your meals in small sips. As the article said eat smaller meals. Natural nursing can heal ulcers but you have to be patient. Be Well- Rakesh Sethi

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