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Ulcers (Peptic)
 
Standard Definition

Ulceration of the intestinal lining typically involves the stomach (gastric) and the first part of the small intestine (duodenum). Ulceration involves the breakdown of the protective mucosal lining due to inflammation, irritation or infection.

 
 
Underlying Disruption in Function

The intestinal lining has a protective mucus layer to prevent the stomach acids and enzymes from digesting itself. If this layer is eaten away, an ulcer can result. Many factors can upset the acid/mucus layer balance.

 
 
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • Bacterial infections, especially Helicobacter pylori
  • Alcohol, cigarettes
  • Drugs, including non-steroidal antiinflammatories (aspirin) and corticosteroids
  • Excessive salt
  • Food allergies and sensitivities
  • Age
  • Acute stress
 
 
Common Signs & Symptoms

Duodenal ulcers

  • Upper abdominal pain (often burning or gnawing) occurs after eating and lasts from one to three hours; relieved by milk and antacids
  • Increased pain, vomiting of blood, tarry or red stools, and significant weight loss are indications of perforation, obstruction, or bleeding.
Gastric ulcers
  • Upper abdominal pain (gnawing, burning) is sometimes relieved by food or antacids and sometimes not.
  • Vomiting and nausea
 
 
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.

  • Allergy and food intolerance testing
  • Blood, breath, saliva or stool testing for Helicobacter pylori
  • Digestive function assessment
 
 
Links & Other Information

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.

 

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