picture of the h-pylori bacteria
cause of an ulcer
No.1 position is held firmly by the bacteria known as H.
pylori (or Helicobacter pylori). With nearly 3 in every 4
people infected, this is the most wide spread infection known
Helico what? Well, it's name may be bad enough to put you
off, but what this little corkscrew bacterium can do to you
is the what you really have to worry about.
H. pylori is responsible for causing 80% to 90% of all peptic
ulcers and the World Health Organization reports that it is
also present in 50% of all new gastric
Your stomach is naturally designed
to protect itself against ulcers. A slimy layer of mucus protects
your stomach lining against powerful acids (pepsin and hydrochloric
acid). These acids are extremely harmful to unprotected body
tissue, but at the same time are absolutely essential for
There is a fine balance that has to be kept between the aggressive
acids and the defensive mucous layers. When that delicate
balance is broken, ulcers can develop. H. pylori can upset
this balance by producing urease which eventually neutralizes
the stomach's acid and allows H. pylori to thrive in an acid
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No. 2 cause of an ulcer
The second biggest cause of ulcers is through regular use
of Pain Killers - in particular Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory
Drugs (more often referred to as NSAID's).
These drugs typically contain aspirin or ibuprofen (and
others) and basically make your stomach lining vulnerable
to the harmful effects of acid and pepsin, by blocking the
natural secretion of mucus needed to protect your stomach
lining. This allows H. pylori to get through your stomach
acid and into your stomach lining.
In the meantime the 'antacid' effect fools your stomach
into producing more acid. This process upsets that fine balance
and sets you up for a peptic ulcer or chronic heartburn. You
can only wonder who gets these drugs passed as being 'safe'?
That is another story....
If you really have to take these NSAID's, then do so only
when necessary and always take them with meals. This will
greatly reduce your risk of getting an ulcer, or more ulcers
in the future.
out more about the recommended treatment for NSAID related
Minor Causes of Ulcers
There are also some other contributing causes or factors
as well that may aggravate or encourage the development of
ulcers, but these are fairly low risk by comparison to H.
pylori and NSAID's.
Here are the lesser causes of ulcers - most of these are
to do with your lifestyle. It seems the "pleasure" of smoking
and drinking can hurt you in the end - if you over-indulge
that is! So, if your lifestyle has been, (or could be) the
cause of an ulcer for you, then you have to ask yourself "IS
IT REALLY WORTH IT?". Only you can be the judge of that!
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Cigarette smoking is a definite cause of an ulcer. The nicotine
in tobacco increases the amount of stomach acid and concentration
of stomach acid, (which again upsets the all important balance)
and this will increase your risk of an ulcer. The healing
process may also be slowed by tobacco and nicotine intake.
have been found to be more common in heavy drinkers who
have cirrhosis of the liver. Alcohol irritates and erodes
the mucous lining of your stomach. This causes the volume
of stomach acid to increase to a higher level than your
stomach naturally needs. It is not proven that alcohol alone
can be the sole cause of an ulcer or whether H. pylori bacteria
or NSAID's must also be present.
Stress alone cannot be the sole cause of an ulcer, but it
is considered as a contributing factor. Like smoking, both
emotional and physical stress will delay the healing process.
Physical stress can increase the risk of developing gastric
Caffeine intake also increases the amount of stomach acid
and concentration of stomach acid and can worsen an existing
ulcer. The increase in your stomach acid levels is usually
not due to caffeine only, and there will always be a partner
to this - such as H. pylori, smoking or alcohol consumption.
There are many people that do all 3, and they drink copious
quantities of coffee as well.
Acid and Pepsin
Too much acid and pepsin can damage a healthy stomach lining
and cause ulcers. Most times the damage is caused by other
factors first, weakening the stomach linings protective
mucus layer defenses to a point when even an ordinary level
of gastric acid can cause an ulcer. Too much acid can also
cause acid reflux, or GERD
which is really chronic heartburn.
If your direct blood relatives have suffered from duodenal
ulcers, blood group O is also present in the family, then
you are more at risk of getting this type of ulcer. Other
than this there is no known correlation here. This is probably
the least likely cause of an ulcer, and is not worthy of
what is the BEST treatment
for your stomach ulcer
First of all, any
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Second, it must work without
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If you have already been trying to get rid
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Sources and references
All our information
is sourced from various digestive health experts,
a world renowned immunologist, and from these trusted
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