Ulcers in the digestive tract are open sores that may cause bleeding and pain. Peptic ulcers may be in the stomach (gastric ulcers) or the first part (duodenum) of the small intestines (duodenal ulcers). They may also occur in the esophagus (esophageal ulcers). There are three factors that individually or collectively cause problems.
· Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), an infectious bacteria, is the primary cause of peptic ulcers. A layer of mucous lines the walls of the stomach as a protection. The H. pylori bacteria is able to penetrate this mucous layer and thrive in stomach environment.
· The painkillers that are identified as NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) can also cause ulcers and be especially damaging if the H. pylori has already thinned or penetrated the mucous membrane. NSAIDs include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Midol, Motrin, Nuprin), naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Naprosyn), or piroxicam (Feldene) and many other prescription drugs. Coated aspirin and other medications can also be harmful.
· Finally lifestyle and excess acid production in the stomach itself can be sufficient to breach the mucous protective layer.
Spicy foods or stress have been ruled out as factors for peptic ulcers.
Symptoms of ulcers range from none at all to bloating, heartburn, nausea. In extreme cases there can be abdominal pain, loss of energy, weight loss, vomiting, or dark stools (bleeding ulcer). Pain is felt in abdominal region and is most severe a few hours after meals as the stomach becomes empty.
Essential oils based products: PB Assist
[wp-svg-icons icon=”arrow-right” wrap=”i”] For immediate relief add 2 – 4 drops of Peppermint to a small amount of water or juice and drink.
For long term healing add to a 00 capsule:
· 4 drops Digestive Blend
· 4 drops Lemongrass
· 4 drops Frankincense
Take 2 times per day.
For children: Rub the above blend on their tummy 2 times per day.
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