Effective Way To Control Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD)

Peptic ulcer disease (PUD) is a condition in which painful sores or ulcers develop in the lining of the stomach or the first part of the small intestine ( Duodenum ). There is a thick layer of mucus that protects the stomach lining and the duodenum from the effect of digestive juice, which contains a lot of acid (hydrochloric acid). When there is a break in this thick layer of mucus or if their function deteriorates, this digestive juice then gets access to the stomach tissues and begins to eat into the stomach tissues to cause ulcers or sores.

​Interestingly, anyone can eat multiple times in a day, but eating the wrong choice of meal or wrong timing can make everyone susceptible to Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD).

Everyone is at risk of this disease, so you need to know the risk factors and how to prevent it since it can lead to serious complications if not treated on time .

Some risk factors of peptic ulcer disease are

1 . Stress

2 . Smoking

3. Alcohol consumption

4 . Eating spicy foods

6 . Taking NSAIDS ( Non_ steroid anti inflammatory drugs ) such as Asprin, ibuprofen , diclofenac and most pain killers .

7 . A bacterial infection called helicobacter pylori can also cause this disease . When you go to the hospital, a blood test will be done

to find out whether these bacteria are the cause of your PUD or not and you will be treated accordingly.

8. Blood type O : In people with blood type O, the bacteria Helicobacter pylori binds to their epithelial cells easily and they have higher inflammatory response to this bacteria, making them more susceptible to this disease

9 . Skipping breakfast

10. Starving

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Signs and symptoms

1 . Heartburns

2 . Belching

3 . Epigastric pain (The space between your chest and belly button)

4 . Burning or gnawing abdominal pains before or after meals

5 . Nausea or vomiting

6 . Fatty food intolerance .


1 . Avoid skipping breakfast

2 . Reduce stress

3 . Reduce alcohol intake

4 . Avoid smoking

5 . Reduce spicy foods

6 . Know your blood type and protect yourself.

7 . Don’t starve yourself for long

8 . Reduce the use of pain killers

9. Eat food that can last longer in the stomach

Complications of peptic ulcer disease

1 . Internal bleeding: Bleeding can be slow and will lead to anaemia or can be severe, which will lead to severe blood loss that will require hospitalization or blood transfusion

2. Hole ( perforation ) in the stomach wall

3 . Gastric or stomach cancer

4 . A blockage or obstruction of the digestive tract

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