Duodenal ulcer natural medicine
Ulcers of duodenum
DUODENAL ULCERS SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENT
Characteristics of duodenal ulcers
Duodenal ulcers are lesions of the mucous membranes lining the duodenum, which is the first part of the small intestine. This kind of digestive ulcer is the most common and mainly affects people between 20 and 40 years.
It occurs more often in men than in women, even with a higher proportion than in the stomach ulcer. It is also a chronic disease whose symptoms can be recurrent.
Symptoms of duodenal ulcers
Sometimes without any symptoms. Sometimes symptoms such as: heartburn, indigestion, weight loss, pain that takes place a couple of hours after eating and usually lasts for four hours (this is what distinguishes it most from the symptoms of stomach ulcer, that manifests itself immediately after meals).
It is very common to suffer nocturnal pain, leading many patients to wake up between midnight and dawn. Other symptoms include vomiting and,sometimes, gastrointestinal bleeding.
Causes of duodenal ulcers
The main causes that produce duodenal ulcers are:
Diagnosis and treatment of duodenal ulcers
Suspecting a duodenal 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.
This recommendation is strictly necessary if clear symptoms, such as vomiting, bloody or dark stools.
The following recommendations would be useful to prevent the occurrence of duodenal ulcers:
- Improve eating habits:
- Avoid use of medications that can cause ulcers. In any case eliminate self-medication and consult a doctor.
- Avoid stress
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