This article explains chronic stomach ulcer treatment, symptoms and causes. All the food we eat goes through a complex process of digestion before being assimilated into the body. For the most part of digestion, the food substances are in the stomach, and during this time gastric acid is released to properly breakdown the food. To protect the stomach from the corrosive action of this acid, a special lining known as the mucosa covers the underlying stomach tissue to prevent damage. But in certain cases, this protective lining breaks to result in a very painful sore in the stomach wall, this condition is commonly known as ulcer.
Ulcers are quite common with more than 7 million people suffering from the condition around the world. There is also a growing number of reported cases in Nigeria that have this condition may be suffering in silence as they may not even know about it.
Ulcers that occur in the stomach and intestines are generally known as peptic ulcers. But they are further divided into gastric and duodenal ulcers, for those that affect the stomach and intestinal lining, respectively.
There are several symptoms that indicate the presence of ulcers; the severity of the symptoms can also determine the severity of the ulcer. Some common symptoms include abdominal pains that lessen after meals and tend to increase in-between meals, weight loss, anaemia, feeling full easily, frequent heartburn, dark stools, bloating, nausea and vomiting.
• Bacterial infection: Most cases of
ulcers are caused by a bacterium known as Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). This
bacteria is normally harmless and usually present in the stomach and intestinal
lining. But overpopulation can result in an infection that causes the inflammation
and damage of the stomach lining.
• Drug usage: Ulcers can also develop from the long term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen. Regular use of these drugs can have an inflammatory effect on the stomach and intestinal lining which results in ulcers.
• Zollinger-Ellison syndrome: In very rare cases, ulcers are caused by a condition known as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome which increases the amount of acid produced in the stomach, resulting in further degradation of the stomach lining.
Chronic stomach ulcer treatment methods may depend on the particular cause and type of ulcer. Some of the most effective methods include the following:
• Medications: Antibiotics are mostly prescribed for ulcers caused by bacterial infections and dosage should be completed even after symptoms subside to properly clear out the bacteria. Other recommended drugs will include proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and H2 receptor blockers, these help to reduce stomach acid production.
• Dietary changes: For chronic stomach ulcer treatment making some changes in diet can also aid the healing process for an ulcer; it is advisable to eat broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, yoghurt, and lots of fruits, vegetables and fibre. Avoid spicy and sour foods as these can worsen the pains and slow down the healing process.
• Surgery: In complicated cases of ulcers, surgery may be required to patch the sore with tissue from another part of the body or cut off nerves to reduce the production of gastric acid.
• Herbal medicines: Some natural remedies have also been found to be very effective chronic stomach ulcer treatment. These herbal formulations usually contain turmeric neem back extracts and mastic that help eliminate H. pylori and normalize, heal ulcer sores and normalize the acidic levels of the stomach.
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