Peptic Ulcer Disease in Homoepathy

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Peptic Ulcer Disease in Homoepathy

Peptic Ulcer Disease

What is Peptic Ulcer Disease?
Peptic ulcers are painful open raw areas or ulcers in the lining of the stomach or the first part of small intestine [duodenum]. Most ulcers are caused by an infection with a type of bacteria called helicobacter pylori [ H . PLORI ].
Most people with peptic ulcers have these bacteria living in their digestive tract yet many people who have these bacteria in their stomach do not develop an ulcer.
A peptic ulcer is more common in males than females.
Peptic ulcers are often chronic in nature.

Cause of peptic ulcers:

• Most of the ulcers are caused by infection and infection with bacteria called helicobacter pylori [H. PYLORI].

• Frequent usage of painkillers [NSAID] such as aspirin, ibuprofen even safety-coated medicines can cause ulcers.

• Excessive drinking of alcohol, smoking, and chewing tobacco.

• Genetic predisposition –children are three times more prone to get peptic ulcers if parents have a similar disease.

• Spicy food may aggravate the condition.

• Long-standing stress, grief, targets, anxieties can also predispose an individual to ulcers.

• Serious illness in lungs, kidney or liver.

Symptoms of peptic ulcer:

Following are the most common symptoms of peptic ulcer:

• Burning pain [hunger pain] in the middle or upper stomach between meals or at night
• Bloating of the abdomen after meal
• Heartburn
• Water brash
• Burping
• Nausea or vomiting
• Vomiting of blood
• Black stool

Complications of peptic ulcer :

Though ulcers often heal on their own but if ignored ulcers can lead to serious health problems like
• Gastrointestinal bleeding
• Perforation- a hole through the stomach wall.
• Gastric outlet obstruction from swelling or scarring that blocks the passageway from stomach to intestine.

DO’S OF PEPTIC ULCER:

• Eat small meals at regular intervals.
• Eat healthy food fiber rich diet such as oats, fresh fruits vegetables, nuts dried beans eggs.
• Eat low-fat dairy products and a fat-free diet… healthy fat includes olive oil.
• Eat slowly and chew properly.
• Finish meal 3-4 hours before bedtime.
• Drink lots of water.

DON’TS OF PEPTIC ULCER:

• Avoid spicy, fatty and fried food.
• Don’t use alcohol and tobacco.
• Try not to use painkillers frequently.
• Cut down tea, coffee, caffeine containing beverages.
• Avoid sour food such as orange …grape fruit juice and tamarind.

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