Natural Relief for Ulcers
To prevent ulcers or help existing ulcers heal, try the following:
- Don't smoke. Smoking may interfere with the protective function of your stomach lining, making it more susceptible to the development of an ulcer. Smoking also increase stomach acid.
- Limit or avoid alcohol. Excessive use of alcohol irritates and erodes the lining in your stomach and intestines, which causes inflammation and bleeding. Resulting in pain, swelling, acid production and ulcers.
- Avoid nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS). These products can irritate your stomach lining. If you use pain relievers regularly, use acetaminiphen ( Tylenol, others).
- Control acid reflux. If you have an esophageal ulcer-usually associated with acid reflux – you can take steps to manage acid reflux. These include avoiding spicy foods, fatty foods, avoid ;aying down after meals, reducing your body weight and raising the head of your bed.
- Pay attention to your diet. While an ulceris healing it id advisable to watch what you eat and control stress. Acidic and spicy foods may increase acid production. If your stress is severe it will prolong your healing.
- Drink 1 quart of raw cabbage juice a day. Cabbage juice is know to heal ulcers and drinking this amount has been said to heal ulcers in 5 days.
- Billberry is used in Russia for the healing qualities for reducing inflammation and helps protect the mucous membranes in the stomach and intestines.