Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Stomach Ulcer Treatment in Chennai

Open sores that develop on the lining of the stomach is called Stomach Ulcer or Gastric Ulcers. When the ulcers form in the first intestinal part it is called duodenal ulcers. Both stomach and duodenal ulcers are otherwise called peptic ulcers.

Causes of Ulcers :

The digestive tract is coated with a glossy mucous layer that protects abdomen from acid reaction. When the production of acid is increased, the mucous level decreases and ulcer develops. The open sores are painful and sometimes bleeding. Stomach ulcers generally result from:
  • Helicobacter Pylori (H. pylori) bacterial infection
  • Continuous use of painkillers called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs tend to irritate the stomach and small intestine mucous lining. Peptic ulcers are more common in old age people because of the usage of painkillers for arthritis problem.
  • Smoking
  • Alcoholic consumption produces a high level of acid that erodes the mucous lining of the stomach and duodenum.
  • Eating spicy and junk foods
  • Stress and anxiety

What are the core complications of Stomach ulcers if left untreated?
  • Movement of food through the digestive will be blocked by ulcer
  • Internal bleeding leads to blood vomiting and black or bloody stools
  • Perforation: Stomach lining split with the opening. This condition is very serious as it enables the stomach bacteria to infect the abdomen lining. This condition is called Peritonitis.
Symptoms of Ulcers:
  • Sharp, burning abdominal pain
  • Severe heartburn
  • Nausea
  • Feeling of stomach bloating
  • Anemia
  • Loss of appetite or increased appetite
  • Feeling fatigue
  • Indigestion
Treatment for Stomach Ulcers
  • Acid blockers or Histamine blockers reduces the acid secretion and relieve pain and heal the sores.
  • Antacid neutralizes the stomach acid that provides rapid relief from pain and nausea.
  • Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI) reduces stomach acid production by arresting the cells which produce acid.
  • Antibiotics destroys H. pylori
  • Cytoprotective agents protects the lining of the stomach and small intestine from acid erosion.
Vikram’s clinic (Agada Hospital) is a multi specialty hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Boston USA. Our hospital provides best Stomach Ulcer Treatment in Chennai with the help of dedicated team of doctors and other staff.

E-mail: vikramsclinicchennai@gmail.com

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