Stomach ulcers are sores that develop in the stomach or lining of the stomach or duodenum, which is the first part of the small intestine. Stomach ulcers are also known as peptic ulcers, gastric ulcers, or duodenum ulcers some stomach ulcers develop when stomach acid in the body irritates the lining of the stomach.
Causes of ulcers include: an infection with Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) bacteria, long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines, such as ibuprofen or aspirin (NSAIDs). Some people believe that stress or spicy food can cause an ulcer. These do not cause ulcers, but they can make them worse by increasing stomach acid production.
If a person has an ulcer, they may feel a burning sensation in their stomach. This burning sensation often:
Last a few minutes or several hours, eases after taking antacids or stop food intake, starts in the middle of the night or during meals, occurs off and on for several weeks. People can relieve this symptoms using the following home remedies:
Many people think ginger has gastroprotection effects. Some people use it to treat stomach and digestive conditions such as constipation, bloating, and gastritis. A study suggests that ginger can help with gastric ulcers caused by H.pylori bacteria. Eating ginger may also prevent ulcers caused by NSAIDs.
Many fruits contain compounds called flavonoids, which are polyphenols. Flavonoids contribute to the rich colors of some fruits. According to study, polyphenols can help with stomach ulcers. They can also help a range of other digestive issues, including spasms and diarrhea.
Flavonoids protect the stomach lining from developing ulcers. They do this by increasing stomach mucus, which inhibit the growth of H.pylori. Flavonoids also have antioxidants properties. Flavonoids are present in fruits such as: apples, blueberries, cherries, lemons and oranges, and nuts.
Plantains are a type of banana. Research suggests that unripe plantains may a positive effect on peptic ulcers. Unripe plantains contain a flavonoids called leucocyanidin. Leucocyanidin increase the amount of mucus in the stomach. The fruit may also reduce acidity, which can help prevent and relieve symptoms of ulcers.
Honey is a popular, natural sweetener used across the world. People who consume regularly can enjoy a range of health benefits. A study reviewed that Manuka honey has antimicrobial effects against H.pylori. It suggests that honey could be useful for treating stomach ulcers.
Some people use chamomile flowers and chamomile tea to treat minor anxiety, intestinal spasms, and inflammation. A study reports that chamomile extract may also have anti-cancer properties. Some research think it may inhibit stomach ulcers and reduce their healing time.
Aloe vera is a popular plant-based oil found in many topical lotions, cosmetic, and foods. A study found that aloe vera has effective results on relieving stomach ulcers. It has been found that aloe vera treated ulcers in a similar way to a popular anti-ulcer medication.
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