There are different types of ulcers: The gastric or peptic (affecting the lining of the stomach, duodenal (affecting the upper small intestine) and esophageal ulcers (related to reflux)
However, the most common of these are the gastric affect a large number of people especially middle-aged man.
Among the characteristic symptoms of an ulcer include:
- Pain or burning: This appears DE1 to 4 hours after ingestion of food and usually subsides when other foods are consumed.
- Vomiting. There are frequent and when they appear, usually at times of maximum pain
- Hemorrhage. This may be plentiful, expel blood through the mouth (hematemesis) and / or intestines (melena).
- Frequent belching.
- Increased gastric acidity.
- Stomach heaviness after meals,
Ulcers can be generated by:
- Genetic Factor
- Bacteria such as Campylobacter or Helicobacter pylori,
- Continued use of aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and cortisone therapy,
- The emotional strain or stress
- The deficiencies in the diet
- Excessive consumption of alcohol, coffee or snuff;
- Remedy for ulcers # 1: Mix two egg whites beaten with two tablespoons of olive oil. This preparation should be taken, so divided, several times a day.
- Remedy for ulcers # 2: Drink daily for two to five glasses of fresh juice of celery (stalks and leaves)
- Remedy for Ulcers # 3: Consume daily green bananas (not the common banana) boiled or baked, as they contain an anti-ulcer factor that strengthens the stomach lining and stimulates the production of a protective coating to seal the surface and prevent further damage caused by digestive acids.
- Adopt a diet rich in fiber from fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and especially during severe attacks, eating fruit and vegetable purees or packaged food for babies.
- Eat six small meals throughout the day, often eases ulcers because moderate amounts of foods neutralize stomach acid.
- Avoid extremely cold or hot foods because they may alter digestive functions. Similarly, coffee (decaf or regular), tea, beer and wine, as they may aggravate ulcers by stimulating the secretion of stomach acid
- Going to a doctor if symptoms persist (especially vomiting and nausea) for other health problems may be involved
To prevent the terrible suffering of duodenal or peptic ulcer are advised the following steps:
- Remove drinks containing alcohol, spicy foods and smoking.
- Avoid taking aspirin or any painkiller too irritating to the stomach.
- Relax daily pressures through exercise, sports and other entertainment.
- Ensure a healthy diet with foods that are easily digestible.
- Eat slowly
- Avoid all unpleasant conversations, discussions, and any kind of reading during mealtimes.
- Seek rest (without staying in bed as this may cause reflux) during the first hour of digestion.