Stomach Ulcers - Peptic Ulcers
Homeopathic remedies will help heal
stomach ulcers without suppressive medications the prolong the symptoms.
What Is A Stomach Ulcer?
Causes of Stomach Ulcers
Sign and Symptoms of Peptic ulcers
Diagnosis of Peptic Ulcers
Homeopathic Remedies for Peptic Ulcers
Low Potency Homeopathy for Ulcers
Herbs Used For Ulcers
Foods to Avoid With An Ulcer
Nutrition For Improving Ulcers
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Stomach Ulcers: Natural Remedies That Work
Peptic ulcers is a distinct breach in the mucosal lining of the stomach (gastric ulcer) or the first part of the small intestine (duodenal ulcer) and is the result of corrosive effects of acid and pepsin in the stomach.
There are open sores or erosions in the mucosal lining of either the duodenum (duodenal ulcers) or the stomach (gastric ulcers). A stomach (peptic) ulcer occurs when there are ulcerations through the epithelial layer of the stomach.
This occurs after there is a disrupted balance between acid formation, production of mucus and bicarbonate production in the stomach. Peptic ulcers are open sores or erosions in the mucosal lining of either the duodenum (duodenal ulcers) or the stomach (gastric ulcers).
This happens due to irritants which may be allergic, chemical or mechanical or drugs, excessive secretion of digestive juice or infection.
Gastric ulcer peaks in the age group of 50-60.
The male, female ratio is almost equal. Duodenal ulcer peaks in the age group of 20-50 years. But the male, female ratio is 2:1.
Occurrence of peptic ulcer is more common in people who have 'O' blood group.
Types of Stomach Ulcers
Long term use of NSAID's (Non steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen), stomach tumors, Crohn's disease, renal failure, COPD, trauma, stress and acute illness.
Burning pains as of an ulcer. Cancer of stomach. Sour eructations. Vomits every kind of food. Heartburn and water brash. Hyperchlorhydria.
Gastralgia, pain from stomach through to spine. Vomiting of water as soon as it reaches the stomach, food retained longer, of enormous quantities at intervals of several days when food has filled the stomach. Pressure in stomach as from a load in one spot, alternating with burning, pain is crampying spasmodic.
Gastric ulcer, carcinoma of stomach. Constant burning pains. Vomiting of food, burning behind sternum, where food seems to stick. Stricture of esophagus. Chronic gastric catarrh.
Gastric ulcer, cancer of stomach. Vomiting of bloody slimy mucus. Black or coffee ground vomiting. Violent vomiting of food.
Gastro-duodenal catarrh. Carcinoma of stomach. Ulcerations, profuse discharge of thick yellow stringy mucus.
Duodenal ulcer; Empty eructations, as if every particle of food was turned in to air. Constipation > by drinking cold milk. Ravenous hunger. Better while eating or after eating.
Gastric ulcer; punched out or round ulcer of stomach. Pain in small spots, can be covered with the point of finger; appears and disappears suddenly, rapidly shifting. Pain in the epigastric region. Burning or shooting abdominal pain. Weight in pit of stomach, flatulence, vomiting of stringy, ropy mucus and blood. Loss of appetite. Worse immediately after eating, after midnight.
Nausea in the morning and after eating. Weight and pain in stomach which is worse some time after eating. Nausea and vomiting, with much retching. Epigastrium bloated, with pressure as of a stone, several hours after eating. Sour, bitter eructations. Persistent irritation in the stomach following heavy meals, the consumption of alcohol, and other stimulants like coffee or tobacco. Ulcers after medications and prescription drugs. Pressure and strange sensations like a tension in the pit of the stomach. Pain can be in the form of a severe sensation between the shoulder-blades. Sensations of heavy pressure in the abdominal region. Burning sensations in the stomach. Feeling of dullness and drowsiness. Depression and anxiety one or two hours following a heavy meal. Gnawing or cramping sort of ulcer pain that is very persistent. Person is often very irritable. Very driven and critical about things. Suffers from stress and anxiety very intensely. Worsen in the periods immediately following a meal with acids. Worse in morning. Worse with slight physical pressure. Better in general after having passed stool.
Best selected especially for duodenal ulcers; eating is followed by flatulence. Persistent burning or cutting pain, this seem to extends or radiate out to areas on the back. Pressure and heaviness in the abdominal region. Craves cold drinks, which can lead to bouts of vomiting, even though such drinks often bring some relief from the pain of the ulcers. Better from the symptoms after eating food, but symptoms such as weakness and an empty feeling reappear after the food has been digested. Salivation and the presence of a bitter taste in the mouth. Such patients typically crave foods such that are salty and food items such as ice cream. Fear of serious illness; the person becomes very sensitive and is often sympathetic to others, becoming overly sentimental about things and events. Worse after arm food, in the evening, in the early hours of the morning, and when being touched. Better after cold food and after having eaten, or sleep and rest.
Useful for peptic ulcers when the person passes wind in both directions along with burning in the esophagus. Incomplete burning eructations rise only to pharynx and burn there for hours. After eating, pressure in stomach, with bitter taste in mouth. Eating even little causes fullness. Immediately after a light meal there is bloating and fullness of stomach. Incomplete burning eructations. Sour eructations. Rolling of flatulence. Food and drink regurgitates through nose. Wakes at night feeling hungry. Right sided complaints. Worse 4 to 8 p.m., right side, heat except throat and stomach.
Argentum Nitricum 6C: For a painful spot on the stomach that radiates to other parts of the Abdomen. There is much belching and anxiety when anticipating events.
Kali Bich 6C: For burning pains, limited to a small area, that are worse after eating.
Licorice stimulates the body's defense mechanisms against ulcer formation. Two to four 380 milligram tablets are taken 20 minutes before meals. If possible use the deglycerrhizinated type of licorice. This dosage is continued for 4 months.
Combination of powdered Licorice root, Slippery Elm bark and Marshmallow bark. Combine equal parts of the following herbs. Fill a "00" gelatin capsule with the mixture. Gelatin capsules are available in most health food or vitamin stores. Two capsules 3 times per day are taken before meals.
Robert's Formula is an excellent herbal preparation that contains most of the previously mentioned herbs and additional useful ones – 2 capsules, 3 to 4 times per day.
Avoid drugs which exacerbate condition: NSAID, aspirin, alcohol, caffeine.
Avoid allergens and food intolerances, especially milk, and other irritants such as black pepper and coffee.
Avoid fried and greasy foods, sweet foods and sugar.
Frequent small meals are better tolerated
Short alkaline fast for 3 days/Fasting
Elimination/rotation diet, rotation
diet, rotation diet expanded
Increasing dietary fiber delays gastric emptying time.
Foods high in Zinc, Vitamins A and E
Pureed lima beans, steamed carrots, rice gruel, barley water, okra, goat's milk, potato broth, coconut milk, carob, parsnips (steamed and mashed), dates and whole raw milk, pumpkin, squash, okra, tapioca, barley water, fig, kale.
Slippery elm gruel
Cabbage (raw juice): 1 liter per day It appears that glutamine is the specific active ingredient. One study has shown it to be effective alone may stimulate mucus production)
Celery with a little sweet cream
Spinach and grapefruit
1/4 cup raw potato juice on an empty stomach 20-30 minutes before breakfast
Carrot and spinach
Carrot, beet, and cucumber
Stomach Ulcer "Cocktail": if you want to avoid swallowing pills or taking vitamins the following can be made into a drink:
Carrot juice (beta carotene)
Wild purslane (vitamin E)
Swiss Chard (zinc)
Cod liver oil and borage oil (vitamin A & PGE1 precursor)
The treatment plan for this cocktail
is to sip this drink throughout the day so that you have local
contact and you have a fresh supply of nutrients going into the gut.
Kohlrabi: Take several kohlrabi, peel, slice and place in a glass or ceramic container. Cover with raw honey and allow to soak for several days until kohlrabi becomes soft and the honey has soaked through. Take a piece as often as desired and chew it thorough
Cabbage: Take 250 g cabbage and boil until partly cooked, then remove from water. To the broth add a lemon that has been pickled in salt and a little honey. Simmer until the lemon is cooked and drink broth throughout the day for 15-20 days.
Tomato, pickled lemon, add honey: Slice together a tomato and a pickled lemon, add honey and eat a small amount three times daily for 3 weeks