Do you often experience pain in areas like the chest or upper abdomen? This is might be a clear sign of ulcer and you need the proper knowledge to deal with it. Stomach ulcers are dangerous and they can kill you if not diagnosed and treated.
Ulcer refers to a sore that develops on the lining of the oesophagus, stomach or small intestine. Ulcers occur when stomach acid damages the lining of the digestive tract. Research has shown that stomach ulcer is mainly caused by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori(H. pylori). Other negative lifestyle habits can also greatly influence your chance of developing.
When you have stomach ulcer, there are some signs your body will begin to give you. Some of them include; Pain which can occur at night,heartburn, indigestion, nausea, passing excessive amounts of gas, or vomiting, abdominal discomfort, etc.
There are some things that cause ulcer when you take excess of them. Some of them include;
1. Abuse of painkillers
Too much intake of pain killer is dangerous and can harm your internal system. Painkillers like diclofenac and ibuprofen can lead to ulcers in the stomach and duodenum when you abuse them. Too much intake of pain killers can also lead to internal stomach bleeding, liver damage, kidney problem, etc.
Excessive intake of alcohol is not healthy for the body and can cause ulcer. Alcohol abuse can contribute to a painful sore in the stomach. Whether or not drinking is causing a person's ulcer, science has concluded that drinking doesn't help an ulcer heal. Drinking alcohol when you have stomach ulcer can also worsen the symptoms.
Smoking can also greatly contribute to the development of ulcer. Smokers are more likely to develop peptic ulcers. Ulcers are painful sores in the lining of the stomach or the beginning of the small intestine. Smoking contributes to many common disorders of the digestive system, such as heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcers, and some liver diseases hence stop smoking for the sake of your health.
Adhere to the tips of this article for long life.
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