• Contribution of stress to ulcers

    Contribution of stress to ulcers

    Ulcers usually occur when the gastric acids and other digestive juices in your stomach start to erode the lining or walls of your gut.
    Although H. pylori are responsible for most cases of peptic ulcers, these ulcers can happen for other reasons, too. Some people regularly take pain relievers known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin or ibuprofen that fight inflammation in the body and are used to treat long-term painful conditions like arthritis. If taken in high daily doses over a long period of time, NSAIDs can cause ulcers in some people.

    Smoking also is associated with peptic ulcers. Smoking increases someone’s risk of getting an ulcer because the nicotine in cigarettes causes the stomach to produce more acid. Drinking a lot of alcohol each day for a period of time can also increase a person’s risk of ulcers because over time alcohol can wear down the lining of the stomach and intestines.

    In certain cases stress has been known to induce the production of gastric acids; thereby causing imbalances inside the stomach that can ultimately lead to ulcers. This usually happens when illness involving severe emotional or physical stress are involved — such as when someone too sick to eat for a long period of time. Ulcers occur because of uncontrolled increased acid production in the stomach and changes in the immune system (the body system that fights infection).


    Homoeopathic approach towards the management of ulcers involves the evaluation of the complaint in details while taking into account individual factors such as one’s personal and family history while planning a long-term treatment.  The treatment targets the root cause and it treats at a deeper level of immunity and enhances the healing capacity of the body. Homeopathy can also help to prevent complications of ulcers. Some of the homeopathic remedies which may be used under an expert homeopath are Arsenic album, Phosphoros, Sulphur, Iris versicolor, Kali bichromicum, Bismuthum, Argentums nitricum and Graphitis.

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