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What are Peptic Ulcers?
-It is the gastrointestinal disease.
-Mainly 10 % of persons affected due to this.
-Ulcers develop when the intestine or stomach protective layer is broken down.
-It is the erosion of the lining of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum.
-The majority of the cases caused by bacterial infection.
Which age group is affected due to this?
Ulcers can occur in any age group. Peptic ulcers are rare in children. And both sexes are affected equally due to his.
What are the causes of peptic ulcers?
-Bacterial infection caused by Helicobacter pylori.
-Extra use of NSAID’s.
What are the risk factors?
-Smoke: Smoking may increase the risk of peptic ulcers in people who are infected with H. pylori.
-Drink alcohol: Alcohol can irritate and erode the mucous lining of the stomach, and it increases the amount of stomach acid which causes ulcers.
-The patient eats spicy foods.
What is the sign and symptoms of peptic ulcers?
These are the following:
-Patient having epigastric pain which worsens 2-3 hours after eating.
-Bloating of the abdomen.
-Distention of abdomen.
-Loss of appetite.
-Haematemesis (vomiting of blood)
-Dark or black tarry stools.
-Pain in the epigastrium is usually relieved by taking some food, milk etc.
What is the differential diagnosis of peptic ulcers?
-Acute and chronic gastritis
How to investigate the case of Peptic ulcers?
-Barium meal x-rays
-Stool blood test
-CBC (Complete blood count)
Are ulcers painful?
-Yes, ulcers are painful. The main symptom of a stomach or duodenal ulcer is an upper abdominal pain, which can be dull, sharp in nature.
-Burning pain and distension of abdomen may present.
How can ulcer be prevented?
-Avoid smoking and tobacco.
-Proper hygiene of hands frequently to avoid infections.
-Limited use of allopathic medication.
-Eat balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
What are the types of ulcers?
There are two types of peptic ulcers:
-Gastric ulcer — occurs in the stomach.
-Duodenal ulcer — occurs in the first part of the small intestine.
How to treat the case of peptic ulcers?
-Antacids: it neutralizes existing acid in the stomach.
-Antibiotic medications to kill H. pylori.
What are the complications of Peptic ulcers?
-Perforation of the ulcer.
-Bleeding inside the body (internal bleeding).
-Gastric outlet obstruction.
What is the prognosis of Peptic ulcers?
Almost prognosis of peptic ulcer is good, with proper treatment, most ulcers heal within 6 – 8 weeks. However, they may recur, particularly if Helicobacter pylori is not treated.
Can homeopathy help in case of peptic ulcers?
Yes, homeopathy can help in case of peptic ulcers. There are so many medicines which are helpful in case of peptic ulcers. These are the following:
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