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Why Do People Get Stomach Ulcers And How Can You Treat It?

Overview

Stomach ulcers are painful sores in the stomach lining and also known as gastric ulcers. Stomach ulcers are a kind of peptic ulcer. Peptic ulcers are ulcers that infect the intestines and the stomach. 

Stomach ulcers form when you decrease the thick coating of mucus that shields your stomach against digestive fluids. This enables digestive acids to eat the stomach tissues away, leading to ulcers.

Stomach ulcers can easily be healed but without proper care, it might grow severe. However, since the stomach ulcers and peptic ulcer symptoms are similar, you’ll have to consult a doctor to determine the condition.

Does intermittent fasting cause ulcers?

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Yes, it could. Fasting can produce acid reflux, which is also known as dyspepsia due to acid indigestion. There is no research done connecting fasting with dyspepsia, since most of the time eating too much is more of a cause to acid indigestion than not eating. However, a lot of people appear to suffer from acid reflux and acid indigestion during fasting. In addition, the mucus layer that covers your stomach walls grows thinner during prolonged periods of fasting. This is one of the reasons why you should choose food that is particularly light and water-dense when you break your fast, to prevent releasing too much stomach acid.

Natural And Home Remedies For Ulcers

In general, a diet with plenty of fruit, vegetables, and fiber is a good choice.

That being said, certain foods play a crucial role in removing H. pylori. Foods to eat when you have a stomach ulcer include:

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It’s a good idea to stay away from spicy and sour meals while the ulcer heals, as people with a stomach ulcer may have associated acid reflux.

Food You Should Avoid

Acid reflux occurs in some patients who have ulcers. Consuming some type of meal may relax the bottom section of the esophagus, known as the lower esophageal sphincter, or LES, in some people. A relaxed LES allows acid to back up into the esophagus, causing heartburn, indigestion, and pain.

Foods that may aggravate acid reflux include:

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Science-Backed Home Remedies

Typically, you will need to take a combination of two different antibiotics, as well as another medication that decreases stomach acid. Reduced stomach acid allows antibiotics to act more efficiently. This technique is also known as triple therapy.

Treatment will differ depending on your medical history and whether you are allergic to any of these medications.

Outlook

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The appropriate treatment for your ulcers may require some time, cooperation, and determination but do keep in mind that ulcers can be treated.

You can also integrate natural techniques with healthy foods that will provide relief and accelerate cure, as well as establishing a treatment plan between you and your doctor.

You will probably get to good health by adding many fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet and minimizing alcohol use.