Ulcers are an
inflammation or erosions of the stomach or
duodenal lining. They develop when digestive juices hydrochloric
acid and the enzyme pepsin produced in the stomach,
intestines, and digestive glands damage the
lining of the stomach or duodenum. The digestive juices are
crucial in the digestion of starch, fat, and
proteins in food. An ulcer in the stomach is
called gastric ulcer and in the duodenum is called a duodenal
ulcer. The gastric and duodenal ulcers together are referred to
as peptic ulcers.
Common Causes of Ulcers: Bacterial infection (Helicobacter
pylori), Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), Smoking,
stress etc. increase susceptibility, Immune Abnormalities,
Alcoholism and Hereditary are the common causes of ulcer.
Home Remedies for Ulcers
Boil 1 cup of fenugreeks leaves and eat with a sprinkle of salt
twice a day.