Did You Know?
The H. pylori. bacteria is one major factor in causing most of stomach ulcers, and H. pylori is becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotic treatments.
Women are just as prone to stomach ulcers as men are.
Medications and Ulcers
Pain relievers such as aspirin interferes with the stomach’s ability to protect itself from damaging acids. Anti-inflammatory drugs promote ulcers by disrupting the mucus that coats the stomach lining.
“No Acid, No Ulcer”
Coffee and Peptic Ulcers
H. Pylori and Peptic Ulcers
Today, two-thirds of all ulcers are believed to be caused by exposure to a bacterium known as Helicobacter pylori.
The treatment of H. pylori infection is called ‘‘triple therapy’’, since a combination approach is used. Two antibiotics, often clarithromycin and amoxicillin, are prescribed for about two weeks. In addition, use of bismuth subsalicylate (a common brand name is Pepto Bismol) will be used along with the antibiotics.
Smoking and Peptic Ulcers
Alcohol and Peptic Ulcers
Anger, Stress and Peptic Ulcers
I personally believe that suppressed anger is a major factor in causing stomach ulcers. The stomach lies close to the solar plexus chakra which is the center for self-power and this center often collects gut-wrenching anger. From experience, I would say that releasing the suppressed anger in the stomach (or the solar plexus) in the right way would definitely help in healing peptic ulcers.
“It’s not surprising that many doctors recommend stress reduction techniques to their ulcer patients.” – EverydayHealth