Stomach ulcers are painful sores that can be found in the stomach lining or small intestine. Stomach ulcers are the most visible sign of peptic ulcer disease. They occur when the thick layer of mucus that protects your stomach from digestive juices is reduced, thus enabling the digestive acids to eat away at the lining tissues of the stomach.
Symptoms of Stomach Ulcers:
An ulcer may or may not have symptoms. When symptoms occur, they may include:
A severe or burning pain in the middle or upper stomach between meals or at night
Nausea or vomiting
Dark or black stool (due to bleeding)
Vomiting blood (that can look like "coffee-grounds")
Severe pain in the mid to upper abdomen
Stomach ulcers arenít necessarily caused by one single factor. The decrease in the stomachís mucus lining that leads to an ulcer is usually caused by one of the following:
An infection with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)
Long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin and ibuprofen
Excess acid (hyperacidity) in the stomach, which may be related to genetics, lifestyle (stress, smoking), and certain foods.
Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, a rare disease that makes the body produce excess stomach acid
Can Stomach Ulcers be Serious?
Though ulcers often heal on their own, you shouldn't ignore their warning signs. If not properly treated, ulcers can lead to serious health problems, including:
Perforation (a hole through the wall of the stomach)
Gastric outlet obstruction from swelling or scarring that blocks the passageway leading from the stomach to the small intestine.
As mentioned above most of the times these ulcers may heal on their own. However in certain cases they need to be treated. It is always in the best inteest of the patient to get the stomach ulcer checked and diagnosed properly. At our Hospitals we treat stomach ulcers through:
Life Style Changes - To treat an ulcer, first eliminate substances that can be causing the ulcers. If you smoke or drink alcohol then it is time to call it quits. If the ulcer is believed to be caused by the use of pain killers or other anti inflamatory medicines then they need to be stopped.
Medication - Most of the stomach ulcers if diagnosed well in time can be treated through medicines.
Surgery - In certain cases we perform surgery to treat stomach ulcers. Surgery is required if the ulcer has created a hole in the wall of the stomach or if there is serious bleeding that can't be controlled through conservative methods.
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