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Gastric Ulcer in Urdu

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Summary about Gastric Ulcer in English

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What is a gastric ulcer?

A gastric ulcer is a sore in the lining of the stomach and small intestine. An ulcer on the inside of the stomach damages the protective lining. This results in inflammation due to stomach acids affecting the walls of the abdomen.

The gastric ulcer can heal on its own but in some cases, it results in bleeding, a hole in the stomach wall, or gastric obstruction. 

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What are gastric ulcer symptoms?

The symptoms of a gastric ulcer include;

  • Intense pain in the center or upper part of the stomach especially at night

  • Heartburn, indigestion, and acid reflux

What are the causes of gastric ulcers?

A gastric ulcer is caused by;

  • H.pylori bacterial infection 

  • Long-term use of NSAID medicines 

How to diagnose gastric ulcer?

Gastric ulcers are diagnosed by a specialist doctor using H.pylori blood tests or endoscopy. Diagnostic imaging tests like X-ray, and CT-scan also detects gastric inflammation and scarring.

What is the treatment for gastric ulcer?

Gastric ulcer treatment involves changes in diet such as avoiding acidic and caffeine-containing foods. For severe ulceration, antacids and antibiotics are prescribed for symptomatic relief and to kill H.pylori bacteria respectively.

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Symptoms of Gastric Ulcer

The most common symptoms of a peptic ulcer are the following:

  • Burning sensation 
  • Avoiding food due to discomfort
  • Pain that improves upon food intake or by antacids
  • Feeling of fullness
  • Bloating or belching
  • Vomiting
  • Dark stools
  • Blood in vomitus
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Weight loss due to no apparent reason

Causes of Gastric Ulcer

There are several factors that contribute to the development of an ulcer. However, H. Pylori is considered to be the most common one. Other causes are:

  • Stress
  • Inappropriate and excessive use of pain killers
  • SSRIs and some other medications are also considered to increase chances of ulcers

Risk Factors of Gastric Ulcer

Over intake of acidic and spicy foods, smoking and alcoholism tend to enhance the chances of an ulcer. Sometimes people have H. Pylori bacteria and it does not show any symptoms. Poor lifestyle habits like those mentioned before can lead to ulcers and hence an H. Pylori infection as well. Similarly having untreated stress also increases chances of an ulcer.

Preventive Measures of Gastric Ulcer

Smoking cessation, keeping alcohol intake to a minimum and managing stress can help you to stay safe from ulcers. Additionally, get screened for H. Pylori. Use pain relievers minimally. Mode of transmission of H.Pylori is not very clearly understood yet but it is thought to be transmitted by contaminated by food and water. If you clean your hands thoroughly and eat foods that are cooked properly you can keep chances of getting this infection to a minimum.

Types of Gastric Ulcer

Peptic ulcers can either be gastric that are present in the lining of the stomach or duodenal that are located in the initial part of small intestine. Rarely these ulcers can affect esophagus in that care these are termed as esophageal ulcers.

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