An ulcer is represented by any kind of sore wound or lesion that is growing inside of the body. Over usage of certain medications, as well as unhealthy lifestyles can cause stomach ulcers. Its treatment requires a proper diet, relying on healthy eating habits and low fat food.
The mucous membrane is the other name for the lining of the stomach and this is the most usual place where stomach ulcers are found.
There are several types of stomach ulcers, and they are defined and named by their causes and location: Esophageal ulcer, Gastric ulcer and Duodenal ulcer.
The most obvious cause of stomach ulcers are bad habits, such as alcohol and smoking. Their combination increases the level of stomach acids. They can both cause or aggrevate an existing ulcer. NSAIDs (Non steroidal Anti inflammatory drugs) trouble both stomach lining and the lining of the small intestine. Regular taking of painkillers and pain relievers increases the risk of developing a stomach ulcer. It is best to consult a doctor before taking medications containing substances such as Aspirin or ibuprofen. Stress is an indirect and the most contributing cause of a peptic ulcer. Stress also diminishes the effects of remedies for an existing ulcer. Helicobacter pylori is a bacteria found in the stomach lining and it is said to be the cause of about 60 percent of stomach ulcers.
A healthy diet lowers the secretion of gastric acids. By adopting healthy eating habits, the initial risk of developing a stomach ulcer can be avoided.
Stomach ulcer diets vary from person to person. However, there is a diet list which needs to be followed, if a person is suffering from a stomach ulcer.
Stomach ulcer diets must contain food items with whole grain and cereals.
Large amounts of fresh vegetables should be consumed regularly.
Fruits that contain low citrus level can be used in a diet.
Non fat or least fatty milk and dairy products need to be included in a diet for preventing a stomach ulcer.
Eggs, all sorts of lean meat and fresh fish are good as well.
All sorts of food with high fat levels are to be strictly avoided.
Dry fruits, crackers with seeds on the top, nuts, croissant rolls and similar sorts of food should be strictly avoided.
Gas forming vegetables and tomatoes are to be avoided as well.
Fruits with high citric levels, figs and all types of barriers are to be avoided.
It is a good idea to try dividing the meals into smaller ones, as in three meals and three snacks.
This diet, along with regular ulcer treatment should soon end in good results.