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Peptic ulcer

Ayurveda about Peptic Ulcer

Peptic ulcers may seem harmless in initial stages but can turn into a nightmare if left untreated. If the above mentioned symptoms last for a long time then immediately consult a doctor. Peptic ulcers instill fear of even eating because of the pain that you feel after your meal. So instead of undergoing such pain, consult an Ayurveda Vaidya to solve the issue from its roots.

If a patient can strictly follow the process/diet as instructed by the vaidya and the condition is not chronic then it is possible to cure peptic ulcers, though curable this condition can take a longer period of time to see positive results

How does Ayurveda Treats Peptic ulcer

Our treatment starts with trying to limit the progress of disease and then to reverse the pathology. We follow certain approaches like panchakarma procedures, which aim to heal the tiny ulcers, a special ayurvedic diet is advised to patient so that body can heal faster,

A certain course of Ayurvedic medicines is given to reverse the pathology rather than suppressing the signs and symptoms because In Ayurveda we focus on treating the root cause hence giving a complete cure to the disease.

Pain in the stomach is a common complaint that we all have faced at some point of time in our lives. The period of this pain can range from a few minutes to even a few weeks.

Pain which comes frequently and which stays for a long duration should not be ignored. It should be immediately brought to the attention of a doctor.

Peptic ulcers are sores that develop in the lining of the stomach, lower esophagus or small intestine. They’re usually formed as a result of inflammation caused by the bacteria H. pylori, as well as from prolonged erosion of the lining by stomach acids. Peptic ulcers are a fairly common health problem.

Peptic ulcers are of two types:

Gastric ulcers that occur on the inside of the stomach

Duodenal ulcers that occur on the inside of the upper portion of your small intestine (duodenum)

Normally, a thick layer of mucus protects the stomach lining from the effect of its digestive juices. But many things can reduce this protective layer, allowing stomach acid to damage the lining

Globally, it is estimated that up to 10 percent of adults are affected by peptic ulcers at least once in their lifetime

You can get peptic ulcers at any age, but your chances go up as you get older.

Causes of peptic ulcers

Ulcers form when digestive juices damage the walls of the stomach or small intestine. If the mucus layer gets too thin or your stomach makes too much acid, your gut will feel it. The two major causes are:

  • Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), a type of bacteria that can cause a stomach infection and inflammation
  • frequent use of aspirin (Bayer), ibuprofen (Advil), and other anti-inflammatory drugs (risk associated with this behavior increases in women and people over the age of 60)

The following factors also increase your risk for peptic ulcers:

  • Smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco
  • drinking too much alcohol
  • radiation therapy
  • Stress due to serious health problems, such as those requiring treatment in an intensive care unit, is well described as a cause of peptic ulcers, which are also known as stress ulcers

Symptoms of peptic ulcers

The most common symptom of a peptic ulcer is burning abdominal pain that extends from the navel to the chest, which can range from mild to severe. In some cases,You might especially notice it on an empty stomach -- such as between meals or the pain which may wake you up at night. Small peptic ulcers may not produce any symptoms in the early phases.

Other common signs of a peptic ulcer include:

  • changes in appetite
  • Feeling of fullness, bloating or belching
  • Intolerance to fatty foods
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea
  • bloody or dark stools
  • unexplained weight loss
  • indigestion
  • vomiting
  • chest pain