Peptic Ulcers: Types, Symptoms, Causes and Treatments – PentaGlax Healthy

Peptic Ulcers

Peptic ulcer is a general term used to describe Mucosal membrane ulcerations in the gastrointestinal tract. Those located within the stomach walls are reffered to as gastric ulcers. Duodenal ulcers are located at the duodenum the area that just connects the stomach and small intestines.


Peptic ulcers may be grouped into these three categories:

  • Gastric ulcers which are located in the stomach walls
  • Oesophagus ulcers are located ion the oesophagus.
  • Duodenal ulcers ulcers on the other hand are located on the duodenum where the stomach connects with the small intestines.



Symptoms of Peptic Ulcers

A number of symptoms may be observed in peptic ulcerations. The most common amongst them being:

  • Burning sensation in the stomach
  • Loss of appetite
  • Heartburn
  • Weight Loss
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Burping
  • Fatigue

Causes and Risk Factors

H. Pylori

There are a number of suspect causes including:

  • Smoking
  • Genetics
  • Alcoholism
  • Family history
  • NSAIDs and some medications
  • Excessive stress
  • H. Pylori
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Low melatonin levels


Peptic Ulcers Treatment

A number of treatment options are available from your healthcare provider. They will generally fall under the following classifications:


Antacid preparations come either in tablets or mixture forms. These are alkaline and help neutralise the stomach acid mixture. They are:

  • Magnesium hydroxide
  • Aluminum hydroxide
  • Calcium carbonate
  • Sodium bicarbonate

Mucosal Protective Agents

These products coat the mucosal membrane protecting it from the acidic gastric content ulceration. They include:

  • Bismuth subsalicylate
  • Sucralfate

Proton Pump Inhibitors(PPI’s)

These are common.preperations on prescription and include:

  • Esomeprazole
  • Omeprazole
  • Pantoprazole
  • Rabeprazole
  • Larisoprazole

Histamine -2 Receptor Antagonist

These are also common in prescription. They include :

  • Famotidine
  • Cimetidine
  • Ranitidine
  • Nizatidine


These include:

  • Misoprostol

Antimuscarinic Agents

Two of these compounds are :

  • Bismuth compound
  • Dicyclomine

Antimicrobial Agents

These are compounds that help eradicate h. Pylori and other infections. Some popular prescriptions may contain:

  • Amoxicillin
  • Clarithromycin
  • Tetracycline
  • Metronidazole

Foods to Avoid

Peptic Ulcers Foods to Avoid

A number of foods have been found to promote gastrointestinal mucosal ulcerations. Therefore it’s important to avoid these while on therapy. The prominent ones are:

  • Alcohol drinks consumption
  • Red meat, fried and roasted
  • Caffeine
  • Milk
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Salty Foods
  • Fatty foods
  • Spiced foods
  • Mayonnaise
  • Citrus fruits
  • French fries
  • Bacon

Foods that Heal Ulcers

Foods that Heal Ulcers

A number of food have ulcer protective and healing properties. These are some of the top ones:

  • Spinach
  • Celery
  • Cabbage
  • Raw honey
  • Avocado
  • Olive oil
  • Green tea
  • Fermented dairy
  • Eggs
  • Herbs and spices
  • Fish and seafood


  • Bleeding
  • Perforation
  • Penetration
  • Pyloric stenosis


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Published by Alfred Okoko

Life & Health Transformation Coach

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