|PEPTIC ulcers are common in both males and females in the
age group of 20-40 years. Ulcers are caused when the mucous
membranes in the gastro-intestinal tract get affected by the
action of hydrochloric acid secreted in the stomach. It may
also be due to mechanical, thermal or chemical irritants or
by some haematogenous infection or by neurogenic factors.
Pain in the abdomen starts from 15 minutes to two hours after
intake of food and continues till the stomach is empty. The
pain is felt more to the left of the abdomen and may be aching,
gnawing or deep boring in character. Pain is relieved by vomiting
and intake of alkalies.
There may be signs of indigestion or dyspepsia before the
actual pain starts.
Pain is more or less persistent with rarely any free interval.
Vomiting is common and contains food particles. The pain usually
subsides after the patient vomits.
Blood vomiting may occur in about a third of the cases.
Appetite is often good but the patient is afraid of taking
food for fear of pain.
General health can deteriorate and emaciation can be seen
in long-standing cases.
The patient should take an easily digestible diet and plenty
Arsenic, Kalibichrom anacardium, Natrum phos, Gerenium mac
are all good medicines to use