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Stomach Ulcer management

Ulcer simply means a wound that does not heal. It can be on the external or internal part of the skin. When the thick coating of mucus that shields your stomach from digestive fluids is thinner than normal, stomach ulcers develop. This makes it possible for the stomach's lining tissues to become eroded by the digestive acids, leading to an ulcer. An ulcer is a sore that forms on the lining of the stomach, small intestine, or oesophagus. When stomach acid affects the lining of the digestive tract, ulcers develop. Helicobacter Pylori bacteria and anti-inflammatory painkillers like aspirin are two common culprits.

Sometimes we take painkillers to alleviate a form of pain that we are going through and one major side effect of painkillers is their ability to erode the mucus of the oesophagus, stomach, or intestines. This effect paves way for the stomach acids to penetrate through the stomach linings and leave a sore behind which is termed as an ulcer. Other times too we come into contact with food, water, or soil that is contaminated with the Helicobacter Pylori bacteria and if this bacteria gets access into the body, its life activities remove the surface layer of the stomach thus creating a sore known as an ulcer.

From the various hospitals and over-the-counter medications, Ulcer treatments may include the administration of Nugel 'O', Omeprazole, and some other drug combinations. Regimen for 14, 21, or 28 days is usually prescribed based on the severity of the disease but I will like to share a few Ulcer management tips that will support the medications served to improve the healing of the wound in the shortest possible time.

Because a stomach ulcer is an internal wound and cannot be dressed and treated like an external wound or sore, it is quite difficult to treat. Some people usually feel a nostalgic ache in the stomach after eating a meal or others feel a burning sensation in the right lower abdomen when hungry. To manage and treat ulcers effectively, you must stay away from long hours of starvation. This will mean that you will have to regularly put some food in your stomach to avoid triggering the pain. Secondly, do away with fizzy drinks such as Fanta, Coke, or sprite, avoid much too pepper in a meal, avoid adding ginger to your meal, and avoid taking oranges, pineapple, and apples on an empty stomach. It is also advisable to avoid taking coffee and some toffees that contain caffeine. pawpaw on the other hand also contains some anti-inflammatory components which if eaten early in the morning, especially on an empty stomach can help to reduce the pain and increase the rate at which the ulcer is healed. Lastly, avoid drinking alcoholic beverages since they tend to worsen the pain caused by the ulcer but increase your water intake to neutralize the acidic content of the stomach at all time.

Get your H. Pylori test done today and your status for ulcer.

Have you had a stomach ulcer before?

How did you treat or do you still suffer from it?

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