Ulcer Symptoms and Natural Remedies

October 30, 2017

Ulcer Symptoms and Natural Remedies

Ulcers are burns that form in the lining of the upper part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

When they occur in the stomach, they are called gastric ulcers. If they form in the first part of your small intestine, the duodenum, they are referred to as duodenal ulcers.

Peptic ulcer disease begins when a weakness in your stomach or intestinal lining allows acid to create an erosion or sore in the lining. It is the most common type of stomach disease, according to the American Gastroenterology Association.

Ulcers are caused by an increase in stomach acid caused by stress, medications, diet, smoking, alcohol, or H. pylori, a type of bad bacteria.

The cause of about 70% ulcers is the overgrowth of Helicobacter pylori. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, naproxen, and aspirin are another major cause as they damage the stomach and intestinal lining.

Ulcer Symptoms

Burning pain is the most common peptic ulcer symptom. The pain is caused by the ulcer and is aggravated by stomach acid coming in contact with the ulcerated area. According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms of ulcers may:

  • Be felt anywhere from your navel up to your breastbone
  • Be worse when your stomach is empty
  • Flare-up at night
  • Often be temporarily relieved by eating certain foods that buffer stomach acid or by taking an acid-reducing medication
  • Disappear and then return for a few days or weeks

The Ulcer Diet

Here are some foods to consume as part of an ulcer diet for fast relief:

Small meals – Eat several meals per day to reduce the burden on the digestive system and relieve ulcer symptoms.

High fiber foods – An increase in fiber can repair ulcers.

Green leafy vegetables – These vegetables provide Vitamin K that can help repair damage caused by too much stomach acid.

Stomach Helper Tea – Has been shown to heal ulcers. These blended herbs make a smooth transition through your GI tract putting out the fire ulcers leave.

Ulcer Foods to Avoid

Spicy foods – Can irritate ulcers.
Caffeine – Coffee and certain teas can make ulcers worse.
Alcohol – May actually trigger ulcers.
Any potential allergen – Food allergies can cause ulcers or make them worse.
Processed Sugar – Can feed bad bacteria and make ulcers worse.

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