Symptoms of peptic ulcer warn us that we have to change our diet and rethink the day to lower our stress levels. At this time of year it is traditional that stomach discomfort of those who suffer are reagudicen, probably due to overexertion made by the body to adapt to new weather conditions (less hours of sunlight, cold …)
For this to become a major problem we will analyze the causes and we will give a series of tips and therapies that have been proven effective really for it.
What is peptic ulcer disease (gastric and duodenal)?
Peptic ulcer is erosion in the lining of the stomach (gastric) or the first part of the small intestine (duodenal). Its cause is probably the one hand, an imbalance between the hydrochloric acid and pepsin digesting food, and other protein secretions and mucus that protects the inner wall of the digestive tract, on the other.
The following factors increase the risk of peptic ulcers
- Bacterial infection by Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) present in 95-100% of duodenal and 75-85% of gastric.
- Regular use of aspirin (aspirin), ibuprofen or naproxen or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) 15 to 25%.
- Smoking cigarettes or chewing snuff.
- Very sick, like being on a ventilator.
- Radiation treatments.
- Drink plenty of caffeine.
- Be under a lot of stress or stress.
- Drinking too much alcohol.
- Lack of fiber.
- Being male, 1.2% more incidences in women.
- Undetected food allergy
Peptic ulcer symptoms
Small peptic ulcers may not cause any symptoms. Some ulcers can cause serious bleeding. Some of the symptoms of peptic ulcer are most common:
- Feeling full: unable to drink plenty of fluids.
- Hunger and an empty feeling in the stomach, eating foods mitigate queue.
- Sometimes mild nausea (vomiting can alleviate the symptom)
- Pain or discomfort in the upper and central part of the abdomen.
- Upper abdominal pain that wakes you up at night.
- It is dull, gnawing ache.
- It appears and disappears for several days or weeks.
- Weight loss.
- Black, tarry or bloody stools.
The most recommended medicinal plants
- Licorice: To accelerate the healing of peptic ulcers (not usually take if you have hypertension, diabetes or liver disease).
- Ginger: Used since ancient times by traditional Chinese medicine for gastrointestinal disorders (among other things).
- American elm: Reduces inflammation and forms a physical bar against stomach acid. (If taken in decoction must cool before drinking).
- Aloe vera: Healing and anti-inflammatory (take 1/2 cup of aloe juice fasting and another before bedtime).
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There are some supplements that can help treat both the symptoms of peptic ulcer disease and its causes:
- Turmeric: Benefits gastric integrity, increases mucin, main constituent of the mucus of the stomach. Protects against induced by stress, alcohol ulcer, etc.
- L-Glutamine: Repair and form new tissue, cabbage juice is especially rich in it.
- Formula Multinutrient: Facilitates digestion; It covers potential nutritional deficiencies.
- Beta – carotene to protect the intestinal wall.
- Dietary Fiber: This shown to reduce by 30% the risk of ulcer.
- Omega3 and 9: Inhibit the growth of Helicobacter and accelerates healing.
- Garlic inhibits the growth of Helicobacter and may also be useful in combating antibiotic resistant strains.
Recommendations for Peptic Ulcer
- No smoking, drinking coffee, alcohol or carbonated drinks and exciting
- Do not take “junk food”, fried, pre-cooked, grease …
- Eliminate foods that are allergic
- Meals less abundant and more frequent.
- Exercise regularly
- Avoid overweight
- Chewing food thoroughly and insalivate
- Start a diet rich in fiber and whole grain foods.
- Increase intake of cabbage, garlic and broccoli
- Eliminate stressors and make relaxation-meditation practices (it is one of the mainstays of treatment of all peptic ulcers).
Ironically many sufferers seek relief ulcer consuming milk (highly allergic food) when studies show that when more milk more risk of ulcer consumed, as this significantly increases the production of stomach acid.
Did you know…?
Juice or potato juice (potato) helps a lot in most peptic ulcers. Take 1/3 of a glass of this juice before meals can help regulate the amount of gastric acid.