I have peptic ulcer. Lost a lot of weight. Want to put the weight back on. What is the best way to do this without causing more stomach problems and weight loss?

An ulcer that is present in the gastrointestinal tract is called a peptic ulcer. A peptic ulcer is very painful as it is usually acidic in nature. These ulcers are generally linked with bacteria that are found in the acids in the stomach and are most commonly seen in the initial part of the small intestine, just following the stomach. Abdominal pain, loss of appetite, bloating, weakness, nausea, vomiting and loss of weight are typical symptoms of peptic ulcers. Many people do not take the pain and discomfort resulting from these ulcers seriously and resort to over the counter drugs which can worsen the condition. Peptic ulcers can turn into a serious problem if not attended to in time, hence medical advice is recommended.

Drinking plenty of cold water is a known remedy for the treatment of ulcers. Water helps in neutralizing the effect of the acids produced to aid digestion. It also helps in improving metabolism and flushing out waste products from the body. The consumption of vegetables and fruits is beneficial in the treatment of peptic ulcers as they are easy to digest and provide the body with umpteen nutrients. Cabbage is a tried and tested home remedy for peptic ulcers. Drinking two glasses of cabbage juice daily is believed to be beneficial as the glutamine and S-methylmethionine levels in raw cabbage facilitate faster healing of the gastrointestinal membranes and reduce pain and discomfort tremendously. Yogurt, due to its antimicrobial and soothing abilities, is also advantageous in the treatment of peptic ulcers. Cold buttermilk can also relieve the symptoms of peptic ulcers. Bananas are easy to digest and are also known to bring down the acidity levels in the body thus reducing the severity of the ulcers.

Sour foods or foods with vinegar should be avoided as they can intensify the symptoms. Spicy, oily and fatty foods should be avoided as they are not only difficult to digest but also have the ability to increase the acid content in the body. Alcohol, caffeine and aerated drinks should be avoided as they also possess the ability to increase the discomfort that accompanies these ulcers. stress and overexertion are known to aggravate the condition and should be refrained from as far as possible. The body also needs sufficient rest as it is during this time that the body heals itself. Irregular mealtimes and skipping of meals can worsen the condition and therefore a regular routine plays a crucial role in the treatment of peptic ulcers.

answered by G M

Warning: home-remedies-for-you.com does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. see additional information
Read more questions in Health Advice