Stomach ulcer is a sore that develops from the line of the oesophagus to the stomach or small intestine. It happens when stomach acid damages the lining of the digestive tract.
Symptoms of stomach ulcer
Most people experience:
if you experience one or two of the 3 symptoms, do seek medical diagnosis.
Causes of Stomach ulcer
Stomach ulcer is not in any way caused by skipping meals, however skipping meals does have its effect like serious health condition and stomach cramps not ulcer.
Stomach ulcer is in fact caused by a bacteria infection called Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). And also by anti inflammatory pain killer drugs like Ibruopen and aspirin, especially when taken in high dose.
Treatments of stomach ulcer
If the cause of your ulcer is the H. Pylori infection, then an antibiotic will be used as treatment, which would heal and most likely prevent the infection from coming back.
If caused by anti inflammatory drugs, the doctor will consider permanent stop of the inflammatory drugs and prescribe antiacid that would help reduce the acids in the stomach and relieve symptoms of ulcer.
Complications of Ulcer
If ulcer remains in a person’s body without treatment for a long period of time, it poses a threat to the life a person, but complications are very rare, such as:
- The sore/ ulcer begins to expand or split which is called perforation
- It impedes,delay or prevents the movement of food to the digestive system which is also called gastric obstruction.
Fruits that helps calm stomach ulcer inflammation
Finally, to the main subject of the article after taking a detour of explaining what stomach ulcer is and what causes stomach ulcer. There are fruits that are scientifically proven to reduce symptoms and prevent ulcer. They includes:
- Vegetables, like bell pepper
- Oranges, lemon and any fruits which contains citrus.
The reason all these fruits help relieve ulcer symptoms is because they contain polyphenols which are chemicals found in plant, fruits amd vegetables. Polyphenols are the nutrients in plants and its offspring (fruits), polyphenol has different types,such as flavonoids which is responsible for giving color to plants or fruits.
Benefits Of Polyphenol
- It protects up to the cellular level
- It aids healing
- It helps lessen the effect of diseases
- It improves digestion.
- It is therefore advisable to eat fruits that contain polyphenol, whether you are an ulcer patient or not.
In conclusion, there are a lot of health benefits attached to the eating of fruits and vegetables. And this article is for people with stomach ulcer as much as it is for those without stomach ulcer, whatever category you fall under learn to eat healthy and stay healthy.