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The Danger of an Acid Reflux Ulcer


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The Danger of an Acid Reflux Ulcer

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  2. 2. The Danger of an Acid Reflux Ulcer Acid reflux is a condition in itself, but when left untreated it can result in an acid reflux ulcer and this will be even more serious, even potentially life threatening if it causes cancer to develop. An acid reflux ulcer is a small erosion or hole in the gastrointestinal tract, and which typically cause symptoms to affect the sufferer.
  3. 3. Burning Or Gnawing Feeling In The Stomach This includes a burning or gnawing feeling in the stomach, which can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few days, even months. There are some individuals who suffer with an acid reflux ulcer but who only experience pain after they eat.
  4. 4. Affection Of The Nerves One of the biggest problems that an acid reflux ulcer causes is an affection of the nerves surrounding it. The nerves, once they have been affected, often become agitated and can result in causing intense pain.
  5. 5. Treatment Anyone with an ulcer wants desperately to find a treatment that is going to work for them and offer them relief. Self help is most important of all, and this means eating a healthy, well balanced diet, and getting plenty of exercise and water.
  6. 6. Avoid Certain Foods You should also avoid certain foods, those that are only going to aggravate your condition. Although the specific foods will vary from one person to another, spicy, fatty, greasy, sugary, and citrusy foods are all common aggravators and are best if avoided.
  7. 7. Various Medicines There are also various medicines that are available to treat an acid reflux ulcer. There are milder medicines such as antacids and H2 blockers, which are usually very effective for less serious ulcers, but there are also more powerful medicines called proton pump inhibitors which can actually completely stop acid production in the stomach.
  8. 8. Acid Production In Human Body Obviously this takes care of the acid reflux problem, but it is important that these drugs not be considered as a long term solution because acid production is an essential function of the human body.
  9. 9. Close Contact With Doctor It is important that anyone dealing with an ulcer keep in close contact with their doctor. This way the doctor can keep an eye on their condition and ensure that they are making improvement. Especially if you are put on any sort of medication, your doctor is going to need to keep a watchful eye on you and you are going to have to let them know if you ever experience any side effects as a result of the medication.
  10. 10. Acid Reflux Ulcers Acid reflux ulcers can be incredibly painful and it may seem as though there is nothing you can do to find relief, but there are solutions and ways to deal with your reflux.
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