Home Remedies for Peptic Ulcers
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Home Remedies for Peptic Ulcers

The development of peptic ulcer will be undesirable because it will cause you pain. To prevent this experience, one should avoid certain things. This article explains the different things to prevent peptic ulcer as well as the effective home remedies that can be done to ease the pain someone is experiencing.

Thankfully, modern antibiotics are capable of wiping out Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium that causes most ulcers, so gone are the days when stress alone was though to wear holes in the stomach. If H. pylori is the culprit in your case, you'll probably be prescribed a course of antibiotics. Complete recovery takes about eight weeks. In the meantime, there are many teps you can take to relieve discomfort and prevent a recurrence. Don't use any herbal remedies until you've finished the course of antibiotics. 

Put acid in Neutral

Home Remedy for Peptic Ulcer No. 1

The quickest pain relievers are over-the-counter antacids such as Mylanta, Gaviscon and Mucaine which will help to neutralize stomach acid providing relief in 10 or 15 minutes. Take 2 tablespoons after every meal at bedtime and whenever you feel ulcer starting to play up.

Home Remedy for Peptic Ulcer No. 2

Eating may also help temporarily to relieve your discomfort. That's because stomach acid is neutralized as food is digested. But if you have a duodenal ulcer, eating will actually make your pain worse unless you eat a high fiber diet as fiber slows down the digestive process. Duodenal pain is alleviated when food travels more slowly through the stomach allowing more time for stomach acid to be neutralized.

Home Remedy for Peptic Ulcer No. 3

Some animal studies suggest that ginger may help to reduce the release of digestive fluids in the gastrointestinal tract. It also fight s inflammation. You can swallow capsules or break them open and dissolve contents water or juice. Take no more than 1 teaspoon a day as too much can have a reverse effect and cause irritation. You can also munch crystallized root ginger. 

Put on Protective coat

Home Remedy for Peptic Ulcer No. 4

Chew and swallow a teaspoon of flaxseeds. Like slippery elm, the seeds create a soothing mucilage in the stomach. And they have the added bonus of being an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids which can help to lower blood cholesterol.

Home Remedy for Peptic Ulcer No. 5

Aloe vera juice is a popular European folk remedy for ulcers. The juice seems to quell gastrointestinal inflammation and may reduce stomach acid secretions. Drink 1.3 cup three times a day. 

Add ulcer-fighting foods to your diet

Home Remedy for Peptic Ulcer No. 6

Drink raw cabbage juice. If you have a peptic ulcer, it might hit the spot. A US study in the 1950s showed it to be an effective treatment. The active substance in cabbage is probably glutamine, an amino acid that nourishes cells of the gastrointestinal tract. If you don't have a home juicer, you can bay raw cabbage juice in some health food shops.

Home Remedy for Peptic Ulcer No. 7

Try pineapple which is another good source of glutamine. 

Home Remedy for Peptic Ulcer No. 8

Treat yourself to honey. Some studies show that honey can discourage the growth of ulcer-causing H. pylori bacteria. Spread honey on your morning toast, use it instead of sugar on cereal or as a sweetener in herbal teas. 

Preventing Peptic Ulcer

Preventing Peptic Ulcer No. 1

Vitamin C may slow down the growth of H. pylori if you have colonies of these bacteria in your stomach. Take 500 mg twice a day. Citrus fruits and tomatoes are good dietary sources but avoid them if you already have an lcer.

Preventing Peptic Ulcer No. 2

People who get plenty of vitamin A are the least likely to develop duodenal ulcers. The healthiest way to ge enough vitamin A is to add a broad range of fruits and vegetables to your diet. You can also take 7 mg a day of natural beta-carotene as the body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A. 

Preventing Peptic Ulcer No. 3

Zinc enhances tissue healing where an ulcer is already present, and some animal based research studies indicated that taking it as a preventive may stop stomach ulcers developing.

Preventing Peptic Ulcer No. 4

Be moderate in your use of aspirin, ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications as they can contribute to ulcer formation.

Preventing Peptic Ulcer No. 5

Avoid caffeine and tobacco. Both increase production of stomach acid, and tobacco makes antibiotics less effective.

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Comments (3)

Excellent home remedies.

Thank you for this healthful and helpful medical information. WEll done.

good tips