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Repeated burning pain in the stomach is an indication that the person suffers from peptic ulcers. Peptic ulcer is a health condition when open ulcers develop in the inner lining of the stomach and upper part of the small intestine. It is an infection, mainly caused by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. H pylori are spiral-shaped bacteria that damage the mucus lining, which is present in the body to protect the lining of the stomach and duodenum.
Frequent intake of aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen can cause peptic ulcers. Too much acid production inside the stomach, infection by Helicobacter pylori (H.Pylori) bacteria in the intestine, excessive stress, heartburn, feeling weak, nausea, spicy foods, excessive smoking and alcohol consumption.
Zollinger-Ellison syndrome also leads to peptic ulcers. In this health condition, a tumor is formed in the pancreas and duodenum, which releases gastrin. This hormone results in the formation of excessive gas inside the stomach. This extra amount of gas causes peptic ulcers.
The most definitive symptom is experiencing burning pain between the navel and the sternum. Vomiting, swelling, belching, weight loss, dark stools or red blood in human waste are other factors that indicate that the person could be suffering from peptic ulcer.
Green bananas These contain a flavonoid called leucocyanidin, which helps create mucus inside the stomach.
Fruits Lemon, orange, apple, cherry and cranberry are rich in flavonoids, and it is an additional effective treatment for stomach ulcers.
Cabbage Juice: Cabbage is rich in vitamin C. It is said that before the advent of medications, cabbage was used to relieve the ulcer.
Honey: It is a food rich in antioxidants and its antibacterial properties can help fight the growth of H. pylori.
Probiotics: Buttermilk, yogurt, kimchi and kefir help prevent peptic ulcers.
Turmeric: The consumption of haldi helps relieve inflammation and tense the lining of the intestine.
Ginger: "Adrak" is beneficial in gastric diseases and also helps facilitate the movement of food through the digestive tract.
White Oak Bark: Strengthens the intestinal lining and fights infections.
Marshmallow Root: This relieves the inflamed tissue of the mucosa in the intestine.
Important note: For the relief of peptic ulcer, coffee, tea, soft drinks, processed foods, alcoholic beverages and smoking should be avoided.
To avoid ulcers, one needs to have his digestive system in good shape. Performing yoga asanas helps in the digestion process and keeps constipation, stomach pain and ulcers at bay.
In addition to peptic ulcers, canker sores are very common, which are very painful sores that occur inside the cheeks and lips. Honey, baking soda, coconut oil, coriander seeds and apple cider vinegar are very useful for relieving canker sores. However, apple cider vinegar should be used by adding a few drops in half a cup of warm water and then applying it to the affected areas.
Disclaimer: The advice and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or professional health care provider if you have any specific questions about any medical matter.