Pain in gastric and duodenal ulcers occur usually, quite often. This is one of the surest signs. Rare, but the disease can occur without symptoms until it causes bleeding and through holes. Characteristic for this disease and seasonal exacerbation, as well as periods of apparent recovery, after which the pain in the stomach, resume in the same or greater force.
Complications of the disease can lead to very unfortunate consequences, even when the operation may be meaningless. However, modern methods of treatment allow to effectively combat the plague. It all depends on at what stage is the disease, how the patient is ready to do everything to recover.
The types and description of pain
The appearance of the ulcer is accompanied by different signs. The first symptoms of ulceration are occasional pains in different areas of the abdomen. Also can appear dizziness, nausea, patients often changes the color of the chair, which is getting darker.
Stomach pain can increase when turning the body, when a person begins taking deep breaths, coughing. They usually felt during hunger between meals, can surprise middle of the night.
Depending on the time of occurrence of painful spasms after eating are:
- early pain: occur within 30 minutes, max an hour (typical for ulcers of the stomach body);
- late: on average 2 hours (when lesions of the stomach pyloric and duodenal ulcers);
- hunger and night: arise after 4 hours and lost, the man again to eat (these symptoms appear at the same disorders that cause spasms of late);
- ulcers formed in the cardiac or subcardial departments, pain is felt immediately after taking food.
The symptoms of stomach ulcers include the urge to vomit, and after the rejection of food, the patient often becomes easier.
Pain can appear in any part of the stomach, to give in the limbs, back. Pain in ulcer perforation are particularly strong, they also can be accompanied by chills, vomiting, which does not bring relief, the lack of effect of the drugs.
Here are just some of the signs by which the doctor can determine the patient’s condition and the scope of violations:
- When lesions of the upper part of the stomach spasms are localized behind the breastbone.
- The appearance of ulcers in the cardiac Department and subcardial causes pain in left shoulder blade.
- Pain in the duodenal ulcer can respond lower back, under the right shoulder blade.
It is because of these inconsistent for each patient of the ulcer symptoms is often confused with other diseases. By the way, if the ulcer is accompanied by pain, which irradiiruet in different areas of the body, it can be a sign of penetration of ulcers in other organs – pancreas, spleen, liver, what is the greatest threat to human life.
Features of therapy
If a person needs to relieve pain in acute can do this with tools such as no-Spa and Papaverine may antacids that neutralize acidity: Almagell, Gestal, gaviscon, Maalox and others. Some of them are produced with analgesic substances. In urgent cases, to a mixture of drugs: to remove sharp or aching sensation in the stomach, you should drink one tablet of Analgin, shpy or Suprastin and Dimedrol.
Folk medicine in its own considering how to relieve the pain of ulcers. This applies to soda. A small amount that fits on the tip of a teaspoon, stirred into half a glass of water. But experts warn that making such a tool is dangerous. Soda can quickly relieve spasm so as to neutralize the acid, but soon she is able to trigger the release of a new portion of acid which would act on the walls even more aggressive.
Today there are many methods of therapy:
- sanatorium-resort treatment;
- antibacterial therapy;
Until relatively recently, the main cause of ulcer is considered constant nervousness of the person, and nonsteroidal drugs such as acetylsalicylic acid. Indeed, all these factors contribute to the onset of the disease and sometimes provoke ulceration of the stomach wall. However, it is proved that the most common cause of ulcerative lesions is the infiltration in the digestive system of the bacteria Helicobacter pylori. Therefore, antibiotic therapy is today considered to be one of the most effective methods of treatment.
Therapy is conducted in two stages. The first course took about a week, during which the patient is being prescribed the administration of complex medicines (antihistamine and antibacterial drugs, proton pump inhibitors, gastroprotection). In many cases, after this course, the patient becomes much easier and the disease is retreating. However, if the results are poor, doctors lengthen the course by approximately two weeks, and adjusting the composition of the complex. Unfortunately, at this stage it is highly likely the occurrence of side effects: skin rashes, allergic reactions, nausea, diarrhea.
To cope with stomach ulcers help and dieting. Patients prescribed regular meals in small portions (up to 6 times per day). You should avoid drinking alcohol, carbonated beverages, spicy, spicy food, all products that are irritating. Not recommended to eat raw fruits and vegetables that contain a lot of fiber.
Pain in the stomach and abdomen which is manifested in various diseases of the digestive system, also treated with mineral waters. Sanatorium-resort therapy in Russia developed at a fairly good level. There are medicinal springs in the Crimea, Krasnodar region. For example, in Sochi there are two wells Chvezhipse (No. 6 and No. 7) that the quality of water superior to many European resorts. They contain arsenic and boron water with lots of iron, which is quite rare. This water has a positive effect on the bone marrow, regulates the level of tissue respiration. According to the findings of a group of scientists of the Sochi SIC balneology and rehabilitation (S. Zabava, N. Ryzhkov, Kandelia), it quickly restores the body and copes well with Helicobacter pylori.
In some cases it is necessary to address to the doctor?
Regular pain you should immediately go to the doctor. First, early detection of ulcers allows the patient to quickly recover, once and for all get rid of the cramps in his stomach. Second, it prevents complications, like cancer, appearance of through-holes (perforated ulcer) and bleeding.
In extreme cases need surgical intervention when the person removes the affected areas. But this can be avoided if in time to see a specialist. There is, when it and surgery to help the person not.