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Gastric Ulcer - actual Cause and Remedy

Gastric Ulcer - actual Cause and Remedy

Gastric ulcers are any ulcers that affect the stomach. Stomach ulcers occur when the thick layer of mucus that protects your stomach from digestive juices is reduced.

This allows the digestive acids to eat away at the tissues that line the stomach, causing an ulcer.

Causes of Gastric Ulcer :

Common causes include 

-Infection with Helicobacter pylori 

-Long term Use of Painkillers (NSAIDs)




-Spicy foods

Symptoms of gastric ulcers:

-Dull pain in the stomach.

-Weight loss.

-not wanting to eat because of pain.

-nausea or vomiting.


-feeling easily full.

-burping or acid reflux.

-heartburn (burning sensation in the chest)

How to confirm gastric ulcer:

-Endoscopy OF Upper GIT

(During endoscopy,a hollow tube equipped with a lens (endoscope) passes down through throat and into esophagus, stomach and small intestine.Using the endoscope,ulcers can be seen.

-Urea Breath test to diagnose Helicobacter pylori infection

-Barium swallow X-ray of abdomen may help

Treatment of Gastric ulcer:

1.Helicobacter pylori must be eradicated by Tripple therapy ( two antibiotic choosen from Amoxicillin,Clarithromycin,Metronidazole and one PPI) for 10-14 days.

2.Proton pump inhibitors — also called PPIs — reduce stomach acid by blocking the action of the parts of cells that produce acid. These drugs include the prescription and over-the-counter medications omeprazole, lansoprazole, rabeprazole,esomeprazole and pantoprazole.They're usually prescribed for 4 to 8 weeks.

YOU must folllow if suffer from Gastric Ulcer:

To reduce your risk of developing a peptic ulcer,

-Avoid smoking

-Avoid alcohol

-Use caution with aspirin and/or NSAIDs

-Don’t ignore your ulcer symptoms

-Protect yourself from infections by washing hands regularly and consuming foods that have been cooked thoroughly

Complication of Gastric Ulcer:

If peptic ulcers are not treated, they can lead to serious health problems

-Bleeding from ulcer


-Gastric outlet obstruction

-Gastric Cancer

Stomach ulcers may be easily cured, but they can become severe without proper treatment.

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