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Peptic Ulcer
Peptic ulcer is one of the common diseases prevalent in many countries. Peptic ulcer is caused due to erosion of the innermost lining of the gastrointestinal wall due to acid which is being produced for normal digestion process. The ulcer may be found in the stomach (gastric ulcer) or in the duodenum (duodenal ulcer).

Symptoms of peptic ulcer include increased gastric tone with severe hunger contractions and acute pain occurring in empty stomach.

Aims of ulcer treatment include:
1. Relief from pain
2. Healing of ulcer
3. Prevention of recurrence of the disease


Administration of proper medication after consulting a doctor

Mental and physical rest

Strict avoidance of smoking and drinking of alcoholic drinks, coffee, etc.

Feeding the patient with a bland diet rich in proteins in small amounts at regular intervals.

Diet should be adequate in calories with optimum level of fat, simple carbohydrates and low in fiber.

Vitamins and minerals are required in good amount for tissue repairing and healing of wounds particularly vitamin C.

Food should be less spicy and less irritating.

Consistency can be kept semi solid till the recovers from the acute stage.

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