Gastric / Duodenal ulcer

Dr. Ramesh Bhardwaj D.H.M.S  •  Dr. Puja Bhadel Bhardwaj  M.D.

  

A peptic ulcer is a hole in the gut lining of the stomach, duodenum, or esophagus.

 

A peptic ulcer of the stomach is called a gastric ulcer; of the duodenum, a duodenal ulcer; and of the esophagus, an esophageal ulcer.

 

An ulcer occurs when the lining of these organs is corroded by the acidic digestive juices which are secreted by the stomach cells

 

Peptic ulcer disease is common, affecting millions of Indians and Asians yearly.

 

 The medical cost of treating peptic ulcer and its complications runs in the billions of dollars annually. Recent medical advances have increased our understanding of ulcer formation. Improved and expanded treatment options are now available. 


CAUSES 
Major cause of ulcers is the chronic use of anti-inflammatory medications, commonly referred to as NSAIDs , including aspirin. Cigarette smoking is also an important cause of ulcer formation and ulcer treatment failure. 


SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS 
- Abdominal pain 
- Hunger pain 
- Night pain 
- Episodic pain 

Other symptoms 
- Waterbarsh 
- Heartburn 
- Loss of appetite 
- Vomiting 


HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT
Homeopathy offers very good medicines for peptic ulcer disease. But for a homeopath, the symptoms of the disease are much more important than the ulcer itself. This is because to select the right medicine a homeopaths needs to differentiate between the finer presentations of a disease which, vary from person to person.
 A homeopath not only tries to heal the ulcer but also tries to remove the general predisposition to acquire it.