What is a peptic ulcer - it is a common form of gastrointestinal disorder found mainly in the lining of the stomach or small proportion of the small intestine characterized by open sores or painful lesion.
What causes peptic ulcer - the major causative factor for peptic ulcer is infection with H.pylori bacterium, prolonged ingestion of certain medications like aspirin, NSAIDS, stress, spicy foods, excessive production of acids by the stomach, alcohol etc.
Types of peptic ulcer: it is two types
How peptic ulcer is diagnosed - initially symptoms alone are suggestive of the disease which includes pain in the stomach before or after eating, burning in throat, chest, abdomen, heaviness or bloating, nausea, vomiting, intolerance to food, presence of blood in stool or vomit, weight loss.
Complications of peptic ulcer - if left untreated it can result in certain complications like perforation leading to internal bleeding which in turn results in anemia, increased susceptibility to infections, obstruction, scarring etc
Treatment of peptic ulcer with other systems of medicine can result in suppression in the initial stage and recurrence of disease in the later stage whereas in Homeopathy the treatment is solely dependent upon individualistic approach as the symptoms vary from person to person and require constitutional treatment hence reducing the suppression or recurrence episodes and preventing further complications.