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Peptic Ulcers

An ulcer is an erosion of the healthy tissue resulting in a crater-like lesion. An ulcer can occur in the stomach, this is referred to as a gastric ulcer or in the small intestine, a duodenal ulcer. Duodenal ulcers are more common.
Symptoms can be quite vague, however most peptic ulcers are associated with abdominal discomfort. The pain is often described as gnawing, burning, cramp-like or as 'heartburn'.
The development of an ulcer is a result of damage to the protective factors that typically line the stomach and duodenum. When the integrity of these protective factors is impaired an ulcer can form.
High levels of ulcers are associated with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori and also to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory use. Alcohol consumption, smoking, stress and nutrient deficiencies are also significant.

Whilst it is important to monitor the progression of a peptic ulcer, treatment can generally be provided by your nutritional therapist who can offer dietary recommendations, looking at reducing potential triggers and repairing the integrity of the gastro-intestinal tract by re-feeding the mucus lining to re-establish its protective function.
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