Stomach ulcer is a disease of recent outbreaks, the ulcers are more common among men than men, and the duodenal ulcers are more common among men. They are not confined to a particular age group. The ulcer is ruptured due to excisions and infections in the membrane lining and wrapped around the stomach, and as a result, the stomach becomes fibrosis, where the proportion of hydrochloric acid, and there were never detected a specific reason for the ulcer, but most studies proved that the imbalance between digestive fluids between the stomach and the duodenal, and there are types of ulcers, acute ulcers, non-communicable and non-cancerous ulcers, and here the gastric ulcer differs from the duodenal ulcers that can become cancerous.
Causes of stomach ulcers
Spiral microbial: This microorganism affects both human and animal, especially those with warm blood because it is equipped with defense means that protect against digestive juices. The spiral microbe lives under the mucous layer of the stomach and is based on the secretion of basic acids that weaken the stomach. The stomach becomes infected with inflammation that turns over time to gastric ulcer.
Genetics: The human body carries a set of genetic characteristics that make the wall of the stomach weak, and this factor increases the incidence of infected ulcers.
Spicy foods: Spicy foods have a negative effect on the stomach, and they also tear the lining of the stomach.
Alcoholism and smoking: Drinking alcohol and excessive smoking increases the symptoms of ulcers.
Excessive neuropathy: Nervous tension is one of the most common causes of increased gastric and duodenal ulcers.
Drink stimulants: coffee, tea and soft drinks.
Foods that are too hot: Eating too hot foods affects the stomach and causes ulcers.
Drugs: Prolonged medication increases the incidence of ulcers, especially rheumatism and cortisone.
Symptoms of stomach ulcers
- Severe pain in the head of the stomach, or the upper part of the abdomen.
- High acidity in the stomach.
- The weakness of the gastric membrane to resist hydrochloric acid, which may lead to food reflux into the esophagus and cause unsustainable pain.
- Continues feeling of nausea.
- Severe bleeding in the digestive system and this bleeding comes out in the form of vomiting or with stool, causing anemia.
- The ulcer causes a hole in the wall of the stomach, leading to leakage of food, and must resort to a surgery to fill that hole.
- Intestinal obstruction.
- Severe hunger or indigestion. The patient feels that the stomach is eroding, and this feeling lasts for thirty minutes and the pain is located on top of the stomach or below the breast bone.