Stomach Pain Is A Common Sign Of A Peptic Ulcer
A Peptic ulcer is a term used to describe a point in the lining of the stomach or duodenum (the first part of the small intestine) that has been eroded, leaving an open wound in the associated tissues that bleed. Symptoms of an ulcer vary from person to person but are most often associated with abdominal discomfort 45-60 minutes after a meal or discomfort during the night. While some experience sharp burning pain, many describe it as a gnawing, burning, cramp like or aching feeling.
Ulcers can be brought on by a number of factors, with stress and anxiety being on the top of the list. Certain prescription drugs and even the use of aspirin can increase stomach acidity, especially if taken over long periods of time. Some nutritional supplements such as vitamin C can contribute to ulcers. In fact, researchers have found that sugar can increase stomach acidity as well.
A Peptic Ulcer And The Helicobacter Pylori (H-pylori) Bacteria
Recent studies indicate that the Helicobacter Pylori bacteria (H-pylori) may be the underlying cause of A peptic ulcer. Evidence shows that it is always found in people with ulcers and rarely found in individual who do not suffer from this condition.
Stomach Pain Test
If you suffer from stomach pain, here is an easy test you can do at home to see if it is caused by excess stomach acid. When you are experiencing stomach pain, take 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar. If the pain goes away, you probably have too little stomach acid. If it worsens, you may have an over acid stomach. To neutralize the acid, put 1 teaspoon of baking soda into 8 oz of water and drink. This will help alleviate any stomach pain.
Below are some additional alternative health suggestion you can try to help relieve peptic ulcers naturally.
Natural Remedies And Treatments For A Peptic Ulcer
- For the fastest relief, drink 1-2 large glasses of water.
- Avoid fried foods, coffee, tea, salt, chocolate strong spices and carbonated beverages.
- Eat frequent small meals of foods that are easy to digest.
- Drink freshly made cabbage juice daily.
- Do not smoke. Smoking can delay or prevent healing.
- Try to avoid stressful situations and/or learn stress reduction techniques to help reduce overall stress.
- Aloe Vera juice aids in pain relief and speed healing.
- Gastro Health can be used to inhibiting the activity of Helicobacter pylori bacteria.
- Licorice root has a long history of healing gastric and duodenal ulcers.
- White oak bark and yarrow can be used to treat the inflammation and irritations caused by an ulcer as well as normalize any bleeding.
- Herbal combinations, such as Nature’s Sunshine PLS II, have been found to be useful when treating intestinal inflammation and ulcers.
- Marshmallow root and slippery elm can soothe the irritated mucus membranes of the stomach and intestinal tract.
- Omega 3 oil can help to protect the stomach and intestinal tract from ulcers.
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