Peptic ulcer is an ulcer of the mucous membrane lining of the stomach. People with gastritis, acidity and heartburn are more prone to peptic ulcer. This disease affects 20% people with chronic gastritis.
Peptic ulcer is caused due to various reasons. No single cause can be held responsible for peptic ulcers. Main causes are discussed as follows:
A peptic ulcer can be symptom-less at times. But if at all there is an onset of symptom, the commonly found symptoms are cited below:
Severe symptoms of peptic ulcer include the following:
Risk Factors of Peptic Ulcer
Some factors heighten the risk of developing an ulcer. Such factors include:
If peptic ulcer already persists in a family, there is a considerable risk for the other members of the family to develop it at a later point of time.
Excessive consumption of tobacco
If an individual affected with H. pylori consumes tobacco on a regular basis, it certainly does increase the chances of having peptic ulcers.
Daily consumption of alcohol
Regular alcohol intake erodes the mucosal lining of the stomach and increases the production of stomach acid leading to the development of peptic ulcers.
People who are 50 years or older are at greater risk of having peptic ulcers due to the consumption of several pain relievers and osteoporosis related medications.
As soon as the signs and symptoms direct towards peptic ulcer, one should get it diagnosed because if left undiagnosed and untreated, peptic ulcer can result in various complications, details of which are discussed below:
It manifests itself in one of the two ways- either slow blood loss (anemia) or rapid loss of blood that requires hospitalization or blood transfusion.
Production of scar tissue
Peptic ulcers may lead to the production of scar tissue that blocks the passage of food through the digestive tract making the patient feel full very quickly and vomit. This results in weight loss.
Long-term sustenance of peptic ulcer perforates the wall of the stomach leading to a fatal abdominal disorder called peritonitis.
In the language of Ayurveda, stomach ulcer is known as annadravshool, annadrava meaning assimilated food and shool meaning pain. On the other hand, duodenal ulcer is known as parinaamshool, parinaam referring to post-digestive fluid and shool meaning pain.
Ayurvedic treatment principles for peptic ulcer are based on a comprehensive approach. The approach comprises of a wide range of Ayurvedic herbs, Ayurvedic therapies, Yoga and diet plans.
Ayurvedic herbs are very effective in the treatment of peptic ulcer. You can find purest form and organic herbs in veggie capsule at Pure Ayurved Herbal Clinic, Melbourne, Australia to cure peptic ulcer naturally. Ayurvedic doctors in the clinic can help you for selecting best suitable ayurvedic herbs for you.
There are a variety of herbs beneficial in peptic ulcer.These herbs aid in the management, treatment and prevention from recurrence of peptic ulcer. Here are some of them:
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
Licorice has been successful in treating the problems of peptic ulcer. It helps in treating the very causes that lead to the problem of peptic ulcers. Licorice also has a healing effect on the digestive tract that is otherwise eroded by the formation of ulcers. An added advantage of licorice is it prevents the ulcers from relapsing.
Amla (emblica officinalis)
Amla is an effective herb in treating peptic ulcer. It almost has an instant relieving effect from heartburn. Research has proven that amla is packed with antiulcer, cytoprotective and antisecretory properties; the possession of which makes it a potential treating agent for peptic ulcers.
Rose flowers have been increasingly used in treatments for peptic ulcers because of its healing impact on the stomach ulcers and the irritations caused by stomach ulcers.
Giloy - Tinospora Cordifolia
Giloy (Tinospora Cordifolia) soothes the inflamed and eroded mucous lining of the digestive tract. It protects both the stomach as well as duodenum by increasing the production of mucin, which helps in protecting the lining of these organs against the over-production of stomach acid.
Bansalochan is a very good natural remedy for stomach ulcers. It is quite popular in Ayurveda as one of the most effective remedies so far.
Chandan (sandalwood) is an effective Ayurvedic remedy for treating peptic ulcers due to its inherent antiulcer properties.
Coconut has the ability to kill the bacteria that are responsible for the cause of stomach ulcers due to its anti-bacterial properties. It is used as an essential ingredient to treat the ulcer related symptoms.
In ayurveda, you can get rid of disease from its roots. The roots for diseases are various toxins and foreign particles such as bacteria and viruses. These things cause diseases. In peptic ulcer, there is excess pitta humor, which can be excreted through the use of Virechana therapy.
Yoga has always been effective in giving a permanent relief from various health issues. It holds equal amount of significance in treating peptic ulcers too. Yoga nourishes the body from within, thus offering a viable treatment option for anyone who is seeking a permanent cure. These techniques are proven to be extremely beneficial in a primitive stage of ulcer.
Some beneficial Yoga Asanas for peptic ulcer are:
Besides anti-ulcer medications, organized lifestyle is very important to cure stomach ulcers. Tit-bits of the lifestyle changes include the following:
The above tips help a lot to prevent and assist medication during treatment of peptic ulcer. You can contact Dr. Gurnam Saini for ayurvedic treatments of peptic ulcer of Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic in Melbourne, Australia.
Dr. Gurnam Saini
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery
MD Alternative Medicine
Panchkarma Detox Expert
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