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What is ULCER | Types | Causes, Symptoms, Prevention & Treament | English Subtitles | Info Zilla

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In this video we will discuss what is Ulcer, its causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention.

Welcome to another video of infozilla in this video we’re gonna talk about the basics of ulcer the purpose of team infozilla is to aware the public about the common diseases you must stay aware to stay safe a peptic ulcer is a sore on the lining of your stomach small intestine or esophagus a peptic ulcer in the stomach is called a gastric ulcer a duodenal ulcer

Is a peptic ulcer that develops in the first part of the small intestine also called as duodenum anesthetic ulcer occurs in the lower part of your esophagus the most common causes of peptic ulcers are infection with the bacterium called helicobacter pylori and long-term use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs nsaids for short such as ibuprofen and naproxen

Sodium stress and spicy foods do not cause peptic ulcers however they can make your symptoms worse common causes include a bacterium helicobacter pylori bacteria commonly live in the mucous layer that covers and protects tissues that line the stomach and small intestine often the helicobacter pilory bacterium causes no problems but it can cause inflammation of

The stomach’s inner layer thus producing an ulcer regular use of certain pain relievers taking aspirin as well as certain over-the-counter and prescription pain medications called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and saids for short can irritate or inflame the lining of your stomach and small intestine these medications include ibuprofen naproxen sodium

Ketoprofen and others they do not include acetaminophen taking certain other medications along with nsaids such as steroids anticoagulants low dose aspirin selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors ssris for short alendronate intersectionate can greatly increase the chance of developing ulcers as well symptoms of peptic ulcer include burning stomach pain feeling

Of fullness floating or belching intolerance to fatty food heartburn and nausea the most common peptic ulcer symptom is burning stomach pain stomach acid makes the pain worse as does having an empty stomach many people with peptic ulcers don’t even have symptoms less often ulcers may cause severe signs or symptoms such as vomiting or vomiting blood which may

Appear red or black dark blood and stools or stools that are black or tarry trouble breathing feeling faint nausea or vomiting unexplained weight loss and appetite changes in addition to having risks related to taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs nsaids for short you may have an increased risk of peptic ulcers if you smoke because smoking may increase

The risk of peptic ulcers in people who are infected with helicobacter pillory or if you drink alcohol because alcohol can irritate and erode the mucous lining of your stomach and it increases the amount of stomach acid that is produced or if you have untreated stress or if you eat spicy foods alone these factors do not cause ulcers but they can make ulcers worse

And more difficult to heal you may reduce your risk of peptic ulcer if you follow the strategies recommended as home remedies to treat ulcers it also may be helpful to protect yourself from infections it’s not clear just how helicobacter pillory spreads but there’s some evidence that it could be transmitted from person to person or through food and water you can

Take steps to protect yourself from infections such as helicobacter pillory by frequently washing your hands with soap and water and by eating foods that have been cooked completely if you regularly use pain relievers that increase your risk of peptic ulcer take steps to reduce your risk of stomach problems for instance take your medication with meals ulcer

Can also be prevented by avoiding drinking alcohol when taking your medication since the two can combine to increase your risk of stomach upset treatment for peptic ulcers depends on the cause usually treatment will involve killing the helicobacter pylori bacterium if present eliminating or reducing the use of nsa ids if possible and helping your ulcer to heal

With medication if helicobacter pylori is found in your digestive tract your doctor may recommend a combination of antibiotics to kill the bacterium these may include amoxicillin clarithromycin metronidazole tinnitus oil tetracycline and levofloxacin proton pump inhibitors ppis for short reduce the stomach acid by blocking the action of the parts of cells that

Produce acid these drugs include the prescription and over-the-counter medications ameprazole lansoprazole rebeprazole esomeprazole and pantoprazole acid blockers also called histamine blockers reduce the amount of stomach acid released into your digestive tract which relieves ulcer pain and encourages healing available by prescription or over-the-counter acid

Blockers include fomotidine cemetidine and nicatidine your doctor may include an antacid in your drug regimen antacids neutralize existing stomach acid and can provide rapid pain relief in some cases your doctor may prescribe medications called set or protective agents that help protect the tissues that line your stomach and small intestine these include the

Prescription medications sucral fate and misoprostol and with that i want to thank you for watching i hope you found this video useful see you in another video stay aware and stay safe

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What is ULCER | Types | Causes, Symptoms, Prevention & Treament | English Subtitles | Info Zilla By Info Zilla