No single cause has been found for ulcers. However, it is now clear that an ulcer is the end result of an imbalance between digestive fluids in the stomach and duodenum.
An ulcer may or may not have symptoms. When symptoms occur, they may include:
- A gnawing or burning pain in the middle or upper stomach between meals or at night
- Nausea or vomiting
In severe cases, symptoms can include:
- Dark or black stool (due to bleeding)
- Vomiting blood (that can look like “coffee-grounds”)
- Weight loss
- Severe pain in the mid to upper abdomen
If not properly treated, ulcers can lead to serious health problems. There are several ways in which ulcers can be treated, including making changes to ones lifestyle, limiting dairy, taking medication, and/or undergoing surgery.
Our stomach produces acid to digest the food that we eat. This is a regular and natural process. Whenever we eat, cells within the lining of the stomach pump acid to liquefy your sumptuous dinner, from mash potatoes to a slab of steak.
Problem occurs when these cells produce large amount of acid, more than your stomach needs. When this happens, you will suffer from stomach acidity. You would know if you were suffering from stomach acidity if you feel a burning sensation just above the stomach, or right below (the hollow part) your breastbone. This is the most classic sign of acidity. Symptoms: Respiratory problems.
Turning down food.
Heartburn, chest and stomach pain, gas formation in stomach.
There are several factors that cause high stomach acid. The factor that most are of a lifestyle and food consumed each day. Factors causing high stomach acid include: Unhealthy Lifestyle
Too much consumption of acidic foods and spicy
Like drinking alcohol
Eat less vegetables and fiber
Lack of drinking water
Drinking a lot of coffee and frequent