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Ulcers

1 in 5 Americans struggle with ulcers. It was thought at first that stress caused ulcers and then research came out that showed us otherwise. The main causes of ulcers include the use of NSAID pain relievers such as aspirin, poor lifestyle choices, and infection from the H. Pylori bacteria. The Gut Authority can help you heal your ulcers and make the right choices so they don’t return.

What Is an Ulcer?

Occasionally, bacteria, stomach acids, or medications eat a hole through the mucosa lining of your stomach or small intestine. This mucosa is a thick layer of mucus that is designed to protect the lining of your stomach and small intestine. When this layer is compromised, then small sores (called ulcers) develop on the lining of your stomach and small intestine. 

What Are the Symptoms?

A little over half of the people who have ulcers have no symptoms. Some common symptoms of ulcers include:

  • Abdominal pain and burning sensation 
  • Bloody vomit
  • Dark stools
  • Changes in body weight or loss of appetite
  • Nausea/Vomiting

Another common symptom is heartburn that is located between the abdomen and the sternum.

How The Gut Authority Can Help

The best way to prevent ulcers is by making lifestyle changes by avoiding certain medications and toxins as well as changing what you eat. However, if you already have developed ulcers then we can provide dietary and lifestyle counseling to help you get rid of them. The first step to helping your body heal is by addressing the reasons that you got them.

Call Us Today

You don’t have to deal with the pain of an ulcer any longer. The team here at The Gut Authority wants to help you make the right lifestyle changes so your ulcers can heal. Call us today and we’d be happy to schedule an appointment for you.

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