How to stop ulcer pains.
Ulcer pains are always triggered when the digestive juice go through the sore openings on the oesophagus lining. When this digestive juice goes through the sore openings, it tends to hurt. For eg, the digestive juice passing the opening on the oesophagus is like adding salt and pepper to and open wound.it hurts the more,leaving it with no chance to get healed. So from a fresh start am going to point out in this article,the causes of ulcer,symptoms,solutions and treatments
This pain usually occur when there are more acidity in the stomach which could be as a result of eating much.
Acidity from the food and digestive juice in the stomach will lead to more rise in the acidity in the stomach.
Causes of ulcer.
There are two main causes of ulcer
1)The helicobacter pylon (H pylon) and
2)Non steroidal anti-inflammatory
- drugs (NSAIDS).
1)The Helicobacter pylon-This is a bacteria that disrupt the protective mucous layer that lines in the intestine.So when this mucous layer gets disrupted,it tends to trigger the release of enzymes and toxins that injure the cells of the stomach causing a small sore opening.
The tissue to the sore opening gets damaged the more as the digestive juices has the potential to develop the sore opening into ulcer.
2)Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS)-
These are drugs that help reduce pains,swells and fever and when taken more increases inflammation.
INFLAMATION is the body response to injury. When these drugs are taken more,it could lead to ulcer as it can damage the gastroduodendal mucosa leading to reduction in blood flow to the gastric mucosa and interference to the repair of superficial injury.
Other causes of ulcer;
Excess stomach acidity due to genetics,stress or bad habits like drinking alcohol and smoking
Zollinger-Ellison syndrome: This is a rare disease that causes an excess of stomach acid to be produced.
Symptoms of ulcer
Here are symptoms of ulcer are;
Burning stomach pain
Loss of appetite
Feeling full, bloating or bleching
So these are symptoms of anyone with ulcer.
Here are helpful tips to deal with ulcer pains;
Avoid eating too much as there will be more acidity in the stomach from the digestive juice, which would hurt the sore opening.Eat little and often.
Avoid foods that irritate your stomach.You know food that make you hurt when you eat them;spicy foods,fatty foods and citrus food give them a break till you’re healed.
Stop smoking; Heavy smokers are more likely to develop duodenal ulcers than nonsmokers.
Learn how to control your stress levels. Regular exercise and mind-body relaxation techniques.
Alcohol intake-You should also avoid taking alcohol as it also have
the tendency to hurt the sore opening.
Treatment for ulcer;
So here are drugs a doctor should prescribe;
proton pump inhibitors (PPI) that block acid-producing cells
H2-receptor antagonists, which
prevent the stomach from producing excess acid
OTC antacids or alginate
Drugs that protect the stomach lining, such as Pepto-Bismol