Common Gastrointestinal Diseases – Peptic Ulcers

Gastric ulcers, gastritis and duodenal ulcers are caused by a variety of factors, but the most commonly accepted are gastric acid and H. pylori.

Peptic Ulcers

Gastric ulcers, gastritis, duodenal ulcers and other diseases are caused by a variety of reasons, but it is well recognized that the main causes are gastric acid and Helicobacter pylori. Mycobacteriology. Under physiological conditions, the stomach has two barriers, namely gastric mucus barrier and gastric mucosa barrier. Helicobacter pylori can destroy the gastric mucus barrier and eventually cause inflammation and ulceration of the gastric mucosa.

In addition, Helicobacter pylori can also produce a number of toxic factors that are harmful to human body. Active gastritis causes atrophy of the gastric lining and intestinal metaplasia of gastric mucosal epithelial cells, which increases the risk of heterogeneous hyperplasia and carcinogenesis. The younger the patient is at the time of infection, the greater the risk of developing gastric cancer later on.

Treatment Options

Currently, Western medicine mainly uses acid-forming agents in combination with antibiotics, but the long-term use of antibiotics will inhibit the original probiotics. The ability of probiotics to attach to the cells of the intestinal mucosa is reduced, and potential pathogenic and drug-resistant bacteria will take advantage of this opportunity to multiply rapidly and become advantageous. This will lead to a dysbiosis of the digestive tract. Long-term use of acid-forming drugs will increase the alkalinity of the stomach, which is conducive to the growth of large amounts of E. coli and Proteus bacteria.

Studies in recent years have pointed out that the intestinal flora of peptic ulcer patients is generally imbalanced, with probiotics such as Bifidobacterium significantly reduced or completely disappeared, while harmful bacteria such as E. coli, Proteus, Clostridium and other harmful bacteria increased in large numbers, causing harm to the body.

In addition to the prevention of Helicobacter pylori infection and the prevention of gastrointestinal infectious diseases, in addition to avoiding disease from the mouth, such as washing hands before meals and after bowel movements, try to eat warm and heated cooked food, drinking water, raw fruits and vegetables to be washed, but also pay attention to the maintenance of probiotics, can be properly supplemented with bifidobacteria and other probiotics, or to provide quality oligosaccharides like grass rock silkworm extract, the maintenance of probiotics, are effective prevention and control measures.