The common signs of stomach ulcer include intense burning sensations or abdominal pain, especially when hungry, stomach bloating, heartburn, dark stools, breathing difficulties, bloody vomits, dull stomach pain, acid reflux, fatigue, anemia, weight reduction, and anemia symptoms.

 Stomach ulcer symptoms differ from other normal G issues when you see a dark stool or bloody vomits linked to the wounds in your abdomen; other GI disorders are less likely to exhibit blood in the stool or vomits.

How It’s Treated

From my career experiences, most stomach ulcers treatment is based on the causatives or triggers. For the right treatment, seek a doctor’s prescribed medications, including proton pump inhibitors and other antibiotics. Though in rare cases, the ulcers demand surgical treatment. Adopting healthy lifestyle habits such as eating healthy diets, limiting foods that trigger it, quitting alcohol, and smoking can improve the symptoms.

Risk Factors

The risk factors of stomach ulcers are majorly habits that deplete the stomach mucus lining, increase H. pylori, and cause stomach wounds, including smoking, consuming spicy meals, high-stress levels, taking NSAIDs, and other pain-relieving medications.

Ieva Kubiliute is a psychologist and a sex and relationships advisor and a freelance writer. She's also a consultant to several health and wellness brands. While Ieva specialises in covering wellness topics ranging from fitness and nutrition, to mental wellbeing, sex and relationships and health conditions, she has written across a diverse range of lifestyle topics, including beauty and travel. Career highlights so far include: luxury spa-hopping in Spain and joining an £18k-a-year London gym. Someone’s got to do it! When she’s not typing away at her desk—or interviewing experts and case studies, Ieva winds down with yoga, a good movie and great skincare (affordable of course, there’s little she doesn’t know about budget beauty). Things that bring her endless joy: digital detoxes, oat milk lattes and long country walks (and sometimes jogs).

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