Peptic Ulcers (Duodenal, Gastic, Esophageal)

Homeopathic treatment

We start thinking of duodenal or gastric ulcers whenever a patient constantly starts complaining of pain in the stomach after eating. This pain may get better on eating liquid food and inducing vomiting. The area of the stomach may become tender and even slight pressure or touch is unbearable. The vomit may contain blood in later stages.

According to homeopathic philosophy duodenal or gastric ulcers is a lifestyle disease whose main causes are — food with too much spices and oil, having meal at irregular timings, lack of exercise, stress and sedentary habits.

Some patients may complain of bloating and belching of gas. Many may say that the food is lodged in the chest and the digestion process has painfully slowed down. Some patients may complain of chest burn and feeling of uneasiness.

It is advised that the patient should try to figure out the food which makes him worse and then he should avoid them.

One must not drink too much tea, coffee or aerated drinks. Lots of water should be taken all through the day. Consumption of alcohol should be minimal.

The patient who gets angry easily or is highly emotional should start doing yoga which really helps soothe the nerves.

There are 19 homeopathic medicines which give great relief in duodenal or gastric ulcers. However, the correct choice and the resulting relief is a matter of experience and right judgment on the part of the homeopath. The treatment is decided after thorough case taking of the patient. Thus remedies are tailor made unlike allopathy in which all patients receive the same drugs although trade name may be different.

Some of the remedies which may be used under an expert homeopath are Arsenic album, Phosphoros, Sulphur, Iris versicolor, Kali bichromicum, Bismuthum, Argentums nitricum and Graphitis.

Whenever cancer (malignancy) is suspected along with duodenal or gastric ulcers then Pepsinum, Kreosotum and Nitric acid have given great relief to patients.

This is one of the diseases where homeopathy has won great laurels.

As soon as the right remedies are started the patient starts experiencing great relief in symptoms and his or her dependence on allopathic drugs starts decreasing.

For long-lasting cure the homeopathic treatment must be taken seriously for about 8 to 14 months.

In allopathy the treatment is suppressive with antacids which does not deal with the cause of peptic or duodenal ulcers, thus further aggravating the problem. Homeopathy aims at dealing with the cause and thus treating peptic ulcers from its root.

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What are Esophageal, Duodenal or Gastric Ulcers?

About 10% of all Americans suffer from gastric or duodenal ulcers at some point of their life.

Peptic or stomach ulcers are break or holes in the protective lining of stomach (gastic ulcers), duodenum (duodenal ulcers) and esophagus (esophageal ulcers). The most common of these is duodenal ulcers. Esophageal ulcers are usually due to excessive alcohol intake.

Duodenal ulcers are more common in males and usually occurs between 40 and 50 years of age. Gastric ulcers are common between 60 and 70 years of age.

Causes

  • Stress.
  • Genetic predisposition to excessive acid secretion.
  • Alcohol.
  • Smoking.
  • Coffee.
  • Rich and fatty food.
  • Recent theory says that bacterial infection especially Helicobacter pylori is responsible. (But then all people having bacterium are not affected. It is the other factors mentioned above which are more important. Overzealous use of antibiotics is not recommended.)
  • Elderly people are more affected.
  • Type O blood group people are more prone to duodenal ulcers.
  • Type A blood group people are more prone to develop cancerous gastric ulcers.

Symptoms

  • There is pain in upper abdomen which is usually burning in nature.
  • It usually happens early in the morning, between meals or after taking juice, alcohol or coffee.
  • It may come after taking pain killers like aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen and so on.
  • Generally, there is relief after takin antacids.
  • Bloated feeling after eating.
  • Bloody or tarry, black stools.

Complications

  • Anemia.
  • Bleeding.
  • Pancreatic problems.
  • Stomach cancer.

Lab investigations

  • Barium x-ray is done to spot the ulcer.
  • Endoscopic examination or gastroscopy may be done.
  • During endoscopy a biopsy may be done if cancer is suspected.

Consult a doctor if

  • you have an ulcer and you start having symptoms of anemia such as weakness, fatigue and paleness. The ulcer may be bleeding.
  • you have an ulcer and you have stools which are bloody, black, tarry. Also there may be vomiting which is bloody, coffee grounds like. These are indicative of bleeding.
  • there are symptoms of shock like cold and clammy perspiration, extreme weakness and fainting. Your ulcer is bleeding profusely.
  • you have an ulcer and you start having acute back pain which may be due to perforating ulcer.

Acupressure & acupuncture

Generally this therapy offers effective relief from anxiety, nervousness, stress and gastrointestinal disorders when administered by a trained practitioner.

Yoga

Daily yoga practice helps alleviate stress and anxiety which are the major cause of increase acid secretion in the stomach and thereby irritating ulcers.

Diet & nutrition

  • Avoid overeating and don’t eat too quickly.
  • Chew everything very thoroughly.
  • Don’t be anxious or stressed at meal time.

What to eat

Eat foods which are rich in fibre. Fibre rich food has cancer preventing substances. Also fibre prevents development of duodenal ulcers. Fibre in food increases mucin secretion which helps in protection of duodenal lining.

What to reduce

  • Alcohol consumption should be reduced. I think it should not be more than 2 units per week.
  • Intake of pain killers like aspirin, ibuprofen and so on should be drastically reduced. In my view help of homeopathy should be taken to treat the cause of pain.

What to avoid

  • Decrease your intake of milk. It is a myth that milk coats the stomach and thus helps in preventing ulcers and acidity. The fact is milk increases the production of acid in stomach.
  • Foods to which you are allergic. Everyone is different; one thing which may be good for someone may not be good for use. See what does not suit and then avoid it. Use trial and error, preferably under the supervision of a homeopathic physician.
  • Stop smoking. Nicotine is cigarretes is known to suppress the pancreas from producing enzyemes which help neutrilize the acid in stomach.
  • Do not depend on antacids for treatment of acidity and ulcers. They do not treat the cause of increased acid secretion and in the long run actually stimulate the body to produce more acid thus requiring more antacids. Antacids have serious side effects like osteomalacia (softening of bones) because they deplete phosphate leveles.
  • Also iron supplements should be taken in moderation because too much or prolonged iron supplementation can cause irritation of stomach lining and ulcers.
  • Added salt and hot spices.
  • Coffee and soft drink.

Herbal therapy

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is effective in treatment of ulcers because it stimulates production of mucus in stomach.

In 1 cup of water add 1 tsp of shredded licorice root. Boil for about 15 minutes. Drink this preparation hot three times daily.

*I have stomach ulcer. I have stomach problem may be for about 8 years now. It goes off and comes back again. I had many times allopathy treatments for ulcer. But it always came back. I have noticed spicy and oily food is the main cause of the problem. And also stress too causes the problem to recur. I don't remember when I was without taking any medicines.

I get stomach ache most of the time, sometimes I resort to anti-acid or sometimes stonger allopathy medicines. Recently, I had 10 days treatment for 'Helicobacter pylori'. But it's not helping much. The pain is around the pit of the stomach and also I usually get pain when i go to bed, so am doubting 'Esophageal ulcer'. In the past, I did take many times endoscopy, sometimes the result was gastric ulcer and sometimes peptic ulcer.

I used to take milk most of the time in the morrning for the past 3 months. After going through your website, I stopped taking milk.

After 3 months of treatment: I am done with the 40 days of 3rd and 4th month of the eight month treatment plan. I am doing good now but still I sometimes get pain towards afternoon and late night. I can feel the treatment is helping me a lot. This Friday, I am taking a anatomy scanning to check the progress of the treatment. I am hoping to see lots of improvement. Anyways, I will be continuing with the medication till the end of the treatment plan.

After 4 months of treatment: I received the medication for the 5th and 6th month. I got the stomach imaging test result and it's just one past reflux. My doc told me that everything is fine. Thanks a lot for curing my ulcer.

- Mr. Rinchen

Wichita, Kansas, United States of America

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Comments:

i have duodenum small white ulcer with burning for month ago . allopathy treatment can not help me. now i consult homeopathy doctor who gave me nut phos 6x and p n0/1 . is it right medicine to cure my ulcer..pls advice me.presently i feel slightly pain.

Rajani Haloi
Nov 3, 2016 3:03 pm Reply

I've been suffering from heatburn for 1 1/2 years. My hair ,Beard are becoming grey.I am also taking homeopathic treatment, but it is fruitless.Now what can I do?

Anindya Mistri
Nov 2, 2016 8:49 am Reply

I have been suffering from acidity and constipation from 6 yrs. I am now 28. I used to take antacids and many other medicines given by alopathy doctors. Before one year I went to a doctor and after endoscopy prestage of peptic ulcer found. I completed H.pylori course. About to months I felt better . but slowly I feel acidity and irritation in belly . In midnights ,I got up from sleep feeling irritation in the belly. Now I am feeling a little pain in the left side of lower abdomen . also I feel fulness in the stomach . I maintain my diet .what should I do? I am anxious about it thinking intestinal ulcer.

Subhasis Patra
Aug 31, 2016 3:56 pm Reply

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