Gastric Ulcer

Gastric Ulcer Overview:

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Aetiology:

H. pylori infection and NSAID use are the main consideration for the cause of peptic ulcer disease.


Special Considerations:

  • Treatment needs to be fast action
  • Stronger meds or herbs will be needed
  • Often involves Helicobacter pylori bacteria. 

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Therapeutic Aims:

1. Protect And Initiate The Healing Of The Gastric And Duodenal Mucosa

Using mucilaginous herbs will enhance mucus healing and protection. Best taken before a meal.

  • Demulcents
  • Astringents (Gentle)
  • Antinflammatories

2. Eradicate H. pylori And Support The Immune Function.

Use immunomodulators and antibacterials. High resin containing herbs are generally preferred for this.

  • Immunomodulators
  • Antibacterials

3. Improve Digestive Functioning

Focus on improving the microcirculation of the stomach and digestive tract. Spasmolytics and carminatives (low dose) to improve gastric motility.

  • Microcirculation enhancers
  • Spasmolytics

4. Improve The Balance between PSNS And SNS

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  • Adaptogens
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5. Avoid Irritants To The Mucosa

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6. Reduce The Effects Of Stress

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  • Adaptogens
  • Nervines
  • Anxiolytics

Differential Diagnosis:

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Herbs For Gastric Ulcer:

  • Filipendula ulmaria
  • Billberry
  • Calendula officinalis
  • Myrrhh
  • Hydrastis canadensis
  • Licorice
  • Gotu kola
  • Althaea officinalis

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Justin Cooke

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