Stomach ulcer and duodenal ulcer

stomach-ulcer

Peptic ulcers are small erosions in the wall of the stomach or duodenum. These areas are normally protected from gastric acid by mucosal secretions that form a protective barrier. When this barrier breaks down, damage occurs and an ulcer forms. Symptoms are pain, nausea, and bleeding. Ulcers are common, occurring in about one in 15 adults. The causes are multiple: stress, poor diet, food sensitivities, and infection of the stomach by Helicobacter pylori can all contribute. Optimum nutrition can maintain the health of the protective lining of the stomach and duodenum. It can also support the immune system to increase resistance to chronic Helicobacter infection.

 

Diet – Ulcer

Dietary factors play a central role in ulcer frequency and severity.3,4 High intakes of sugar and refined carbohydrate can contribute to ulcers. Milk, traditionally recommended to reduce acidity, actually produces only a transient rise in pH. This is often followed by a large rebound increase in acid secretion, which can worsen ulcers. Heavy alcohol consumption can cause erosions and ulceration of the stomach lining. Both decaffeinated and regular coffee can aggravate heartburn and ulcers. Food sensitivities (such as allergy to cow’s milk) may contribute to ulcer formation; identifying and avoiding the offending foods often improves healing and may prevent recurrence.6 Raw cabbage juice contains large amounts of S-methylmethionine and glutamine, two amino acids that can accelerate healing of ulcers.

Micronutrients:

  • Vitamin A 8000–10 000 μg Supports the gastric mucosa, may protect against ulceration and promote healing. High doses of vitamin A should only be taken with the advice of a physician.
  • Vitamin E 400mg Helps protect against ulcer development and may aid healing of ulcers both in the stomach and duodenum.
  • Zinc 30–60 mg. Speeds healing of ulcers.
  • L-Glutamine 1.0–1.5 g. Glutamine promotes healing of the gastric and duodenal mucosa.

 

Recommended food supplements:

 

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