Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Ulcer Disease. Learn about the causes, symptoms, types, and its complications

Ulcer Disease. Learn about the causes, symptoms, types, and its complications. 

Ulcer Disease: Learn about the causes, symptoms, types, and its complications

Morphamine - The ulcer is not a disease, but is a term for a variety of complaints caused by indigestion, especially in the stomach. Ulcers are often referred to as illnesses resulting from irregular eating patterns or often late feeding. Because often too late to eat will cause symptoms or certain diseases in the stomach such as excess stomach acid, which later sign of the disease is called the ulcer.

Very many people who ignore the initial sign of the ulcer because only a nausea that comes only at a certain time. If this condition is left alone, as you get older the condition of the ulcer becomes painful and will be more chronic. Chronic gastritis may be very dangerous because of the side effects of the disease, such as complications of heart disease or infection in other parts of the digestive tract.

The cause of ulcer disease.
Many causes of ulcer disease, but are generally caused by indigestion caused by unhealthy lifestyles.

Here are the causes of a person susceptible to ulcer disease:

1. Unhealthy Diet.

Irregular diet is indeed the source of all diseases associated with the digestive organs. Even when fasting already there are rules when to stop eating and when to start to eat again. This irregular eating pattern does not mean to not eat anything in a certain time, but when it has entered the time where the stomach is usually filled but left alone because of forgotten or other busy. The timing of this diet is different for everyone.

The effects of irregular eating patterns are a major cause of ulcer disease. When the stomach should have been filled, but left empty, then the stomach acid will increase. If more frequent, gastric acid may cause irritation of the gastric mucosa lining. Irritation in the stomach lining is what will produce pain and nausea at the same time.

2. The Wrong Way to Eat.

In addition to irregular eating patterns, the wrong way to eat can also be the cause of heartburn. The wrong way to eat is as follows: 
  • Too much to eat. 
  • Eat too fast. 
  • Do not restrict the type of food consumed or just eat only the preferred foods. 
  • Directly lie down or sleep after a meal full. 
  • Consume less fiber. 
Some of these things can cause disruption in the stomach because the work process stomach becomes irregular to digest food. When the age is young, this will not be so visible effect because the body's metabolism and digestive system are still in top shape, but its effects will be felt if the age has reached 50 years more.

If you include people with large portions of food, all you have to do is not to eat in large quantities at a time, but you have to increase the frequency of eating more with a smaller portion of food. For example, you may eat 5 times a day, but with fewer portions as this will alleviate and stabilize your stomach work.

3. Frequently Consuming Food or Drinks that are harmful to the stomach.

In addition to how to eat, the next thing to note is the type of food or beverage that is often consumed. Types of food or drink that hazards to the stomach if often consumed are as follows:
  •  Foods that taste too sour.
  • Spicy food.
  • High fat and oil content.
  • Soft drink.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Cigarettes and Caffeine. 
In addition to faster increase the amount of stomach acid and more difficult to digest, these types of food are also easier to cause injury to the stomach wall. So as much as possible, avoid consuming these foods and beverages to improve the condition of the stomach and avoid heartburn.

4. Complications of other diseases.

Because the ulcer is not a disease but rather a term to describe a set of symptoms that are not comfortable on the digestive tract, meaning ulcer is not only caused by stomach acid but can also be caused by certain types of diseases that still have to do with the digestive system.

Some diseases that can also be the cause of ulcer:
  • Injury to the stomach.
  • Infected with Helicobacter pylori bacteria.
  • Psychological conditions such as stress, anxiety, or overloading of thoughts.
  • Gastroesophageal reflux (gastric acid moves into the esophagus).
  • Obesity.
  • Constipation.
  • Gallstones.
  • Inflammation of the pancreas.
  • Stomach cancer.
  • Reduced blood flow in the intestines or other diseases of the gut organs.
Actually, these diseases can be the cause of ulcer and can also be caused by ulcers. Because the ulcer is a sign, then the type of disease that can cause ulcers can only be confirmed through medical treatment.

5. Consume certain drugs.

Drugs from chemicals do have advantages to overcome health problems more quickly. But chemicals must have some side effects, one of which is disturbance of the digestive system such as ulcers.

Some types of drugs that have side effects cause ulcers:
• Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin.
• Nitrate group drugs such as some medications for the heart.

Symptoms of ulcer disease.

Symptoms of Uclers disease experienced by everyone is not the same, this is due to the difference from the cause of the ulcer itself.

Several phases of symptoms commonly experienced by patients with ulcer disease:

1. Feeling Nauseous and Wanting to Vomit.
Symptoms of nausea and vomiting are almost always experienced by people with ulcers because of the increased acidity of the stomach and the erosion of the lining of the stomach wall.


2. The emergence of pain or tenderness in the pit of the liver.
This symptom is caused by injury to the stomach. Pain in the pit of the stomach is often felt in patients with ulcers, but it is precisely these symptoms are the most dangerous because it can cause a sequence of subsequent symptoms.

3. Quickly feel full, bloated and often burp.
These symptoms are the effects of pain symptoms. Because the pain of appetite will disappear and the effect will feel full. After continuous easy to feel full, the diet becomes irregular and then will appear bloated and often burp.

4. Insomnia or trouble sleeping at night.
Because some of the symptoms that previously caused discomfort, the result will appear anxiety and insomnia at night. After often experiencing insomnia, health condition of the body will decrease. At this stage if left alone, the ulcer will become chronic.

5. The emergence of a very strong pain in the stomach or upper abdomen.
This happens because the ulcer is already at a chronic stage. Chronic gastritis should get medical help immediately because it can lead to complications of other diseases that can be very harmful.

Types of ulcer disease.

Actually there are no types of ulcers, because the ulcer it is caused by other factors or diseases. The type of ulcer disease is only distinguished from the symptoms, its stages or its severity only. But this stage of the ulcer can be dangerous because one stages of the ulcer if it is underestimated and left alone will be the next stage of the ulcer.

The severity of ulcer disease.

1. Lightweight Ulcer.
Mild ulcer has only symptoms of nausea and vomiting, but it does not appear at all times and only appears at certain times.

2. Medium ulcer.
Stage ulcer this patient has started often feel nausea accompanied by a sense of stinging in the stomach, especially when entering the meal. A moderate level can still be overcome by prescription drugs.

3. Chronic ulcer.
Chronic ulcer has intensity of nausea and pain more often, even this condition has caused trouble sleeping and restless at night. Next will appear a tremendous pain in the stomach at certain moments.

4. Stomach Cancer.
Severe pain began to occur frequently. This stage is very dangerous and can be fatal because it should immediately get a doctor's help as soon as possible. Stomach cancer can cause various complications of other diseases and the most dangerous is the risk of death.

The Impact and Complications of Ulcer Disease.

1. Frequent stomach bloating.
The effects of nausea and vomiting will cause stomach conditions are often empty and bloated. Abdominal bloating is not always a sign of ulcer disease, but it is feared that abdominal bloating often appears and to return in normal circumstances take longer.

2. Body Condition becomes Weak.
Frequent stomach Bloating, rarely eat, then difficult to rest or experience insomnia into the next impact that causes the health condition of the body weakened. Indeed, the ulcer is not so symptomatic, but if you start feeling this condition, you should immediately consult a doctor because the condition of the weakened body is the beginning of chronic gastritis.

3. Weight Loss Drastically.
Difficult eating and hard break will be the next cause of the impact of weight loss drastically. This condition indicates that the ulcer is severe. The outer body will experience a faster decline than the diet process, and the stomach is eroded faster.

4. Stomach ulcers and Gastric Bleeding.
After the weight loss and gastric layer are quickly eroded, the next is not the impact of ulcer disease again but has entered into complications such as inflammation and stomach bleeding.

5. Vomiting Blood and Bloody Stools.
Stomach bleeding will cause vomiting of blood and presence of blood during defecation. In this condition you should immediately get special care from the Hospital.

6. Tumors and Cancer.
Bleeding in the stomach definitely causes the emergence of bacteria that are the beginning of tumors or cancer.

Tumors and Cancer have been just one of the complications of ulcers that are not treated and let alone because there are many other diseases that are also fatal. The ulceration of the ulcer does not feel at all, just like fatigue and bloating, but it is the age that will be the decider.

Stages of ulcer disease severity will increase with age. Complications due to ulcer are more common when entering the age of 50 years. So it's good you do not underestimate this ulcer disease at a young age because it will drag a variety of barrage of other diseases when you have entered old age.

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