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Is Stress The Only Cause of Ulcers?

Is stress the only cause of ulcers?

Do you wake up in the middle of night from a burning pain in your chest or stomach? You could be suffering from an ulcer! Luckily, if you are near Pensacola, FL, The Gut Authority can help! With their holistic approach they help you analyze your lifestyle and nutrition choices and create a wellness plan to improve your health. Having an ulcer is no fun. Learn exactly what it is,  the common causes , and how stress plays into all this. 

What Is An Ulcer? 

An ulcer is a sore that generally develops in the esophagus, stomach or small intestine.  If you commonly have discomfort in between meals, at night or when you eat or drink, you could have an ulcer. People who suffer from an ulcer report a burning sensation in the stomach that can last for a few minutes or a few hours. Some report waking up in the middle of the night from pain. Overall, having an ulcer is no easy thing and should be taken care of. 

Effects Of Stress On Ulcers

Did you know that stress can cause ulcers? The body’s natural response to stress increases stomach acid, a direct source of ulcers. When a person is stressed, they tend to increase their use of ibuprofen, advil and other over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications.  Stress also causes an increase of the use of alcohol and tobacco products, which create and agitate ulcers. Stress also triggers other unhealthy habits such as overeating on junk food, further upsetting the gut.   

Common Causes Of An Ulcer And How To Prevent Them

It is a common fact that taking anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofens, advil and others can contribute to an ulcer.  Another common cause of an ulcer is a bacteria in the stomach called Helicobacter pylori or H. pylori for short. Lastly, stress contributes to the development of an ulcer. Stress triggers unhealthy lifestyle choices such as drinking or smoking, that fuel the ulcer. 

One easy way to prevent ulcers is to choose to live a healthy lifestyle. Start with quitting smoking and use of tobacco,  followed by eating a balanced diet.  All which will help with preventing an ulcer. After all, an ulcer deals with the stomach, esophagus and small intestine, so being selective with your diet is crucial. You could also choose to eat natural ulcer preventing foods, foods that soothe and nourish the gut. 

Call Today And Schedule Your Appointment! 

If you are tired of waking up in the middle of the night in pain, then call The Gut Authority (located in Daphne, Alabama),  only a short drive from  Pensacola, Florida today!       You only live once, so choose to live happily! Schedule your appointment today and get back on track to your regular self.  Improve the quality of your life and take action today!  Call or visit our team today and we would be more than happy to tell you what we do and how we can help you! 

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