The stomach is one of the important part in the body. It is the main food storage tank of the body and should not be left as unimportant. This organ is a part of the digestive system and it helps in the digesting of food and getting the adequate nutrients needed for living.
The stomach region should be paid great attention to because in this region, most people usually get what we call "Stomach Ulcer".
Stomach ulcers are painful sores in the stomach lining. Though they may be easy to cure, but without the proper and right treatment, the ulcer can become worse and severe.
In terms of symptoms, the most common of them all is is a burning sensation, feeling or pain in the middle of your abdomen between your chest and belly button, indigestion causes pain. This pain continues to be increasing more when your stomach is empty. Which is why you shouldn't starve yourself a lot.
Other symptoms include weight loss, vomiting, lack of eating because of the pain and burping. Some may not know, but certain ulcers can cause a hole in the stomach wall known as perforation and it is a very serious health condition.
Causes of this ulcer include infection of the stomach by a bacterium named "Helicobacter pylori" (H. pylori), chronic use of anti-inflammatory medications and smoking. Before most people thought that stress was a causative agent of ulcer, but there's no proof to back that up by researchers.
Stomach ulcers can happen to anyone of different age grade. But they are more common to people of over 50 years. The risk of having ulcer is high in children especially if their parents do smoke. Stress and eating of spicy foods tend to make an ulcer worse.
If in any case you have an ulcer, you should definitely avoid the things that would make the ulcer worse like spicy foods, alcohol and smoking.
Even though ulcers may heal on its own, you shouldn't overlook it but try to get the right treatment. Bleeding ulcers can become life-threatening and this bleeding ulcer can lead to anemia, bloody vomit, or bloody stools and it usually results in staying in a hospital for treatment.
For prompt safety and healthy living, try talking to your doctor if you have any symptoms of a stomach ulcer. Though you might not be having much discomfort, but these ulcers can get worse if they are not treated.
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