Weight-reduction plan can’t treatment abdomen ulcer, search acceptable remedy, doctor tells sufferers

Angela Onwuzoo

A Marketing consultant Public Well being Doctor, Dr. Chukwuma Anyaike, has urged abdomen ulcer sufferers to hunt acceptable remedy, noting that weight-reduction plan can’t treatment the well being situation.

Dr. Anyaike who can also be the Nationwide Coordinator of the Nationwide Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer Management Programme, stated an ulcer is a wound on the partitions of the gut, stressing that the wound can’t heal with mere weight-reduction plan.

Talking in an interview with PUNCH HealthWise, Anyaike stated it’s dangerous for individuals to trivialise abdomen ulcers, warning towards self- treatment.

In accordance with him, some individuals have misplaced their lives to abdomen ulcers, because of self-medication and their refusal to hunt assist from consultants.

“It’s very unsuitable for somebody to say that there isn’t any drug for a abdomen ulcer.

“For the wound to heal, the individual has to take a drug. It’s not true that you’ll simply take meals for the wound to heal.

“Ulcer is a wound on the partitions of the gut. The wound can’t simply go like that with out remedy,” the doctor defined.

Dr. Anyaike famous {that a} abdomen ulcer may trigger inside bleeding if left untreated. 

He stated, “That’s the reason a few of these affected by it die of inside bleeding. So, some individuals die of bleeding ulcers. That’s the reason individuals ought to cease commonising it. There isn’t any scientific proof to point out that ulcer has no remedy.

“So, how does the ulcer come about? Your physique secretes a type of fluid generally that’s acidic. If it doesn’t see any meals, it would begin corroding the partitions of the intestine and if it corrodes the partitions of the intestine, that’s how the wound begins. Though there’s additionally a worm stated to normally trigger that too.

“Now, if you eat meals and the meals touches that place, you’ll begin having ache.”

The skilled stated individuals affected by abdomen ulcers normally expertise ache when the meals that they eat touches the wound.

Dr. Anyaike stated there are basic items that these battling ulcers may do to keep away from the wound escalating.

“They need to be sure that they forestall something that can contact the wound; they need to take one thing that can scale back the consequences of acid.

“And they need to take some remedies, antibiotics and others that may assist in the therapeutic of the wound.

“When individuals say there isn’t any drug for ulcers, I don’t suppose it’s right info.

“Any drug that can assist the wound to heal takes care of it. The wound can’t simply go like that with out remedy.

“That’s the reason if you’re sick of ulcer, it’s important to go to the hospital they usually gives you medication and people medication will scale back the ache after which give room for therapeutic”, the doctor added.

The doctor suggested individuals fighting the well being situation to keep away from stress. 

He stated, “In case you have an ulcer, it’s essential to be sure you don’t stress your self.

“Eat effectively and keep away from issues that can set off it. Take one thing delicate, like milk, to scale back the impact of that acid.

“Eat at intervals and don’t maintain your tummy empty. For those who maintain your tummy empty, as soon as you are taking meals, it would go and set off the ache there.”

In accordance with WebMD, a web-based portal, the commonest treatment for abdomen ulcers is a mixture of antibiotic medication to kill the H. pylori micro organism and drugs to eliminate acid within the abdomen.

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