Duodenal Stomach Ulcer
Duodenal stomach ulcer or peptic ulcer is an open sore which is present on human skin or on body’s mucous membranes it is a place which has presence of hydrochloric acid and pepsin. This ulcer can be distinguished as two. The one which is present inside the human stomach is known as gastric ulcer or the duodenal stomach ulcer, and the one that is present in the duodenum is known as duodenal ulcer. The cause of these ulcers can be different but researches have found some new reasons also. As in the past the causes of these ulcers are believed to be the lifestyle of the people and the diet they take.
Then after some researches it was found by the doctors that the reason behind the causing of them are stomach acids known as hydrochloric acid and pepsin that facilitates their formation. And nowadays researches show that 80 % of gastric ulcers and 90 % of the duodenal ulcers are caused due to a bacterium of the name Helicobacter pylori known as h. pylori in short. All the above are the cause of development of ulcer, but H. pylori is said to be the major cause. Now let us know about the causes of the development of duodenal stomach ulcer in more detail.
There are certain things that must be considered to be the cause of the development. The first as we had known above is the helicobacter pylorus, which weakens the protective mucus of the stomach through release of some substances which makes the mucus become more prone to the harmful effects of the stomach acids and also to produce greater amount of acid. Next cause is smoking. People who smoke regularly may get ulcer as its chances are increased also if there is an existing ulcer then smoking makes its healing process slow there may even chances of reoccurrence of the duodenal stomach ulcer.
Caffeine is also considered for the cause. Alcohol, which at many times found to be a reason behind some diseases is sometimes considered to be one of the causes though not found to be exactly but the people who consume alcohol get a disease called cirrhosis, and duodenal stomach ulcer is mostly common present in these patients. Stress is today not considered to be direct cause of duodenal stomach ulcer, but the people who have got ulcers do tell about the increase in their ulcer pain due to stress.
Physical stress may cause the development of ulcer. When stomach is unable to fight the acids like hydrochloric acid and pepsin then it may facilitate the formation of an ulcer. Another reason is NSAIDs that is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen etc. which can make the stomach become defenseless to the damaging effects of pepsin and acid. Now let us know about the symptoms of ulcers. Though every affected person shows different symptoms of ulcers but there are some which can be mentioned. The common among these symptoms is a burning pain, which is felt in the abdomen between the breastbone and the navel by a patient.