A very serious problem we all face is ulcers and its symptoms. Unfortunately, even if we market new medications that reduce acid production, they do not treat the cause and have side effects that may trigger additional problems. Thus, in this article, I will present some of the symptoms and which are the nutritional recommendations in order to get rid of ulcers.
Drugs used most commonly to treat ulcers may actually worsen stomach membrane status and health in general. Their purpose is to significantly reduce gastric acid. This acid is, however, a valuable chemical for digestion and it is not responsible and ulcers.
Ulcer symptoms vary depending on location, the degree of inflammation and the existence of a partial blockage of the duodenum. Most symptoms are usually manifested in the epigastric area, in the upper abdomen just below the breastbone (sternum).
Symptoms of ulcers include:
– A burning sensation in the middle or the upper stomach between meals or in the evening;
– Burping (belching);
– Feeling full or bloated even after a small amount of food;
– Loss of appetite;
– Increased symptoms after eating foods high in fat;
– Weight loss without effort;
Severe cases may have these symptoms:
– Dark or black stool because blood
– Vomiting blood (looks like coffee grounds)
– Severe pain in the upper abdomen and environment
– Difficulty breathing
– Partially digested food vomit because of the blockage
Nutritional recommendations to get rid of ulcer
Drink water from a clean source, up to 4 liters per day. This will dilute stomach acid and will relieve the feeling of discomfort. Also, try to include in your diet a source of omega-3 fats to improve the immune system and provide the raw material for the body to fight infection. A good source is a krill or flaxseed oil.
Vitamin D is also important and can be achieved by exposure to sunlight or by taking supplements of vitamin D3. If you opt for D3, it is important to take vitamin K2 (MK-7 form) to reduce the risk of hardening of the arterial walls.
A tablespoon of raw vinegar, unfiltered, made of apple cider in 200 ml water, taken daily, can balance the production of stomach acid and can create a hostile environment for the growth of H. pylori.
Ginger root also has a protective effect on the gastrointestinal tract. Place two slices of fresh ginger in 200 ml of hot water and leave to infuse for 30 minutes. The tea should be consumed 20 minutes before meals.
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