Digestive ulcers or peptic ulcers
Characteristics of digestive ulcers
The digestive ulcers or peptic ulcers are lesions of the mucous membranes lining the digestive tract. These include:
- Gastric ulcers or stomach ulcers: those that affect the stomach lining.
Symptoms of ulcers
Sometimes digestive ulcers are asymptomatic. The main symptom generally produced is ulcer pain, which uses to be a regular feature when you are hungry. Pain decreases after eating or ingestion of antacids.
Other possible symptoms or digestive ulcers are heavy digestions, heartburn, vomiting, sometimes with blood. These symptoms can appear and disappear during certain periods and are often exacerbated in the seasons of spring and autumn.
Causes of ulcers
The main causes that produce ulcers are:
Prevention of ulcers
The following recommendations are very useful useful to prevent the occurrence of ulcers:
Diagnosis and treatment of ulcers
Suspecting a peptic ulcer that does not improve in two or three days of care, the first thing to do is a visit to the specialist so that, through various processes (physical examination, endoscopy, radiography, blood tests, etc.) can make the proper diagnosis.
Because of the possible existence of a cancerous ulcer, or to avoid possible complications such as stomach perforation or penetration into the liver or pancreas, it is recommended the need for this consultation as soon as possible. This recommendation is strictly necessary if clear symptoms, such as vomiting, bloody or dark stools.
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