Why that Ulcer hasn’t gone
The population of people living with ulcer pains all over the world is high and keeps increasing; but this will continue when we don’t apply proper diagnosis in the management at primary, secondary and tertiary level of treatment in Africa and beyond.
Its good and understandable to get a first aid relieve in ulcer especially before visiting a physician and a pharmacist; but we see from our research and interaction that after an initial relieve of the symptoms they forget to probe further about the real cause of the ulcer or even complete the dosage regimen of the medications given as well as going for the checkups with a doctor or pharmacist.
Also and sadly there is an increase in the number of people who battles ulcer for more than 3 years ago (as long as 9 years), which is a devastating result. I saw a patient recently who always walk up to a pharmacy to buy antacid tablets every three days, I had to spend time to educate him that ulcer requires thorough investigation when it becomes frequent.
The gospel truth about Ulcer
Ulcer can only be managed by Proper diagnosis, Appropriate drug therapy and Lifestyle change.
Reasons why your ulcer hasn’t gone
Things you do affect how your ulcer be relieved or not. Eating late, skipping meals will always exacerbate ulcer by increasing gastric acid production. Also the abuse of analgesics that wears off the mucosal linings of the stomach will continue to do great harm to your body system.
Presence of this organism makes your ulcer persistent when it’s poorly treated because it predominantly causes Ulcerative colitis. It’s contracted in food and transmitted through kissing. It is also capable of developing resistance because of its ability to strongly adhere to the lining of the stomach walls and wrong choice of drugs in treatment. More than 40% of the world population carries this organism; I really advice physicians be weary of H.pylori especially in recurrent ulcer. From interaction and screening of ulcer patients, every 6 out every 10 recurrent ulcers suffers from strains of Helicobacter pylori. Other signs that give presence of H.pylori are bleeding, when you find it difficult to eat or sudden weight-loss.
How do you deal with H.pylori
Visit a doctor or pharmacist. Proper diagnostic procedures like Endoscopy, GIT x-ray, and Labouratory test before a triple or quadruple therapy is initiated for management of Helicobacter pylori.
There are new herbal medications that are very good for management of this condition and strengthen the mucosa linings of the stomach.
Take precaution to live a healthy life style..