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A sore development on the lining of the stomach or small intestine is called ulcer. It is formed when stomach acid damages the line of the digestive tract. Its treatment includes medication to reduce..

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A sore development on the lining of the stomach or small intestine is called ulcer. It is formed when stomach acid damages the line of the digestive tract. Its treatment includes medication to reduce the stomach acid production. If bacteria are the actual cause of ulcer, it must be treated with antibiotics. Medical treatment usually takes 4-8 weeks to suppress the acid and heal the ulcer. It is also known as the gastric ulcer. It may be caused when the lining of the guts are damaged, and tissues underlying are exposed. Peptic ulcers are breaks in the protective lining of the duodenum or the stomach. This can be treated with antibiotics and a reduction in the amount of acid produced by the stomach. The dangers associated with peptic ulcers are anaemia, profuse bleeding, and stomach cancer. Ulcer should not be neglected, and treated immediately. Ulcer is common disease, and 1 in 10 people in our country is suffering from it. The major cause is the stress of modern life and high consumption of fast food.

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Ulcer
Ulcer Symptoms
Ulcer Symptoms

The symptoms of an ulcer are burning sensation in the stomach and gnawing abdominal pain. The other important symptoms of the disease include:
Pain in the stomach.
Bloating.
Feeling of sickness.
Retching.
Burning sensation in the stomach after meal.

Ulcer causes
Ulcer causes

The main causes of this disease include:
Infection with the pylori bacteria.
Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin.
Hyperacidity.
Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

Ulcer Risks
Ulcer Risks

The main risk factors of this disease include:
Bleeding.
Perforation.
Leakage of food and acid into the abdominal cavity.
Severe pain.
Black stool

Ulcer prevention ways
Ulcer prevention ways

In order to prevent the occurrence of the disease, one should take care of the following:
Washing hands with water and soap regularly.
Cooking food hygienically.
Avoiding alcohol, while taking the medications prescribed by the doctors.
Managing stress properly.
Avoiding tobacco products.

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