Ulcers in the stomach can be painful and cause us uneasiness and troubles. They are lesions in mucus within the lining of the stomach. They usually affect people over 50 years old and men are more likely to suffer from them. But that is not the rule. There are various medications for treating ulcers and now we know more about natural remedies that can help.
What are the symptoms?
Sometimes they go by without any symptoms and people are unaware of it. However, they can be severe and cause pain after eating, vomiting, indigestion and unintentional weight loss.
What causes them?
The most common cause is bacteria – Helicobacter Pylori. If a person already suffers from high gastric acid levels, it can also make a person more susceptible. Eating too many spicy sauces, too much fat and an overall poor diet can cause this problem. Other factors include medications intake (ibuprofen, aspirin, or cortisone) and a person might be at risk. Also, smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol daily, genetics, cancer, or stress may cause gastric acid.
If you suspect having this condition, the best way to prove it is consult your doctor. He or she will conduct a series of tests in order to provide the diagnosis. In most cases, prevention is the best way to keep you from hurting, and that means: improving your diet and avoiding alcohol, cigarettes and coffee.
Allowed and forbidden foods
Doctors may recommend you nutrients that are good for you and the ones you should avoid. Foods that are highly recommended to consume include all dairy products, especially milk; eggs, fish, meat (low fat and grilled); pasta mixed with vegetables, cereal, ripe non-acidic fruit (best if in jam, baked, mashed, and fresh), vegetables (smashed), olive oil, sunflower oil, and drinks like water, mild infusions, and broth.
Foods that should be avoided include fatty meat like brining fish, rabbit, or egg; fresh baked bread, whole grains, sugary cookies, vegetables cooked in bacon, strong cheeses, butter, bacon, sour cream, fat, cake, honey, processed snacks, fried food, spicy sauce, dried fruit, chocolate, and ice cream.
Unripe, green, candied, or fruits in syrup are also acidic and harmful.
Some vegetables also can cause indigestion and should be avoided such as onions, artichokes, raw peppers, cauliflower, and cabbage.
Beverages such as alcohol, soda, tea, coffee, and hot chocolate should also be avoided.
Natural Remedies for Stomach ulcers
- Prepare a mixture of two beaten egg whites and two tablespoons of olive oil and drink it twice a day
- Eat green bananas every day. Boiled or baked, they help provide a protective coat in the stomach which will prevent the gastric juices from excreting.
- Prepare a glass of fresh celery juice with both leaves and stalk and drink it 2 to 5 times each day.
- Eat wheat brain.
- Mix white cabbage leaf and two peeled and sliced carrots in a blender with a glass of water and sip it slowly between meals.
- Blend together a tablespoon of seaweed with a pinch of salt and half of an eggplant and consume half of a glass of it mixed with water.
- Add a tablespoon of lemon balm and a tablespoon of chamomile with a cup of boiling water and let it all boil for 5 minutes. Let it sit for a little bit before straining and consume it every night prior to dinner.
- Peel and tiny slice potato, slice 3 tomatoes with seeds removed, and a cabbage leaf blend together with a glass of water. Drink it two times a day.