Living With Peptic Ulcer

If you are experiencing burning pain or any discomfort in the upper abdomen, pain that may disturb you at your sleep at night, feeling of fullness that you are unable to drink much fluid needed by your body, mild nausea and hunger one to three hours right after having your meal, then you may want to consult your doctor as these are signs and symptoms of having a Peptic  Ulcer .

Peptic  ulcer  is a sore in the lining of our stomach or sometimes in the duodenum which is the first part of our small intestine. The burning sensation may be intermittent that you may be relieved from the pain after few days and feel it again after another week. You may also feel the pain when you get an empty stomach and will go away after you eat. You can get cure for  ulcer  but first you need to know what causes it.

It is said that a certain type of bacterium (Helicobacter pylori) causes peptic  ulcers . Also, intake of NSAIDs or Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin and ibuprofen may damage the lining of the stomach. There are also foods that can make the  ulcers  worse but not really causing these  ulcers . Stress can also contribute to worsening of the  ulcers . Intake of too much alcohol can make a great effect in the lining of our stomach. If you think smoking cigarettes or tobacco can cause problem to your lungs only, then you may need to know that it can also affect your stomach lining. Also, exposure to too much radiation may also lead to peptic  ulcer .

But you can still do something to treat and avoid worsening of your peptic  ulcer .

• First of all, lifestyle change is the number one cure for  ulcer . Avoid cigarette smoking and alcohol intake.

• Avoid eating spicy foods and make some time to relax yourself to avoid the stress.

• Do not take NSAIDs and take drugs that will help kill bacterium causing ulcerations in the stomach lining.

• If ulceration still won’t heal, surgery can be very helpful to cure  ulcer . Consult your doctor for more information on treatments for peptic  ulcer .