Stomach ulcer during pregnancy - causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments

Stomach ulcer during pregnancy - causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments -
Stomach Ulcer During Pregnancy

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Do often occurs a feeling of burning in the stomach during pregnancy? It has the advantage feeling of side effects such as nausea or vomiting? If nodded solemnly along, you might want to visit your doctor. You could be suffering from peptic ulcer disease. For more information on peptic ulcer or stomach during pregnancy, scroll through and read the post below.

What is a stomach ulcer?

a stomach ulcer occurs when the mucus lining of the intestine or the stomach erodes. Erosion affects the stomach acids, and damages the stomach lining. Besides stomach ulcer, there are some other disorders related to the digestive system that are common during pregnancy.

The most common gastrointestinal diseases during pregnancy are as follows:

  1. vomiting and nausea
  1. gastroesophageal Reflux
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  1. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  1. inflammatory bowel disease

Nausea and vomiting are the most common symptoms of pregnancy. In addition, as symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease is a common disease in women who are expecting. However, stomach ulcer is less likely to occur in pregnant women and has fewer complications

[Read: The symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome during pregnancy ].

causes of stomach ulcer during Pregnancy:

there is no determinable reason of stomach ulcer. An ulcer occurs due to an imbalance between digestive juices in the stomach and duodenum. In addition, ulcers occur due to a bacterial infection called Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)

symptoms of stomach ulcer during pregnancy :.

Here are some of the symptoms of a stomach ulcer during pregnancy:

  1. Nausea and vomiting
  1. Bloating
  1. Heartburn
  1. Severe pain in the middle or upper abdomen.
  1. dark or black colored stools due to bleeding.
  1. Weight loss

[Read: Crohn's disease during pregnancy ]

stomach ulcer diagnosis during pregnancy:

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy is not just a big word. It is the term for the diagnosis of stomach ulcer disease during pregnancy. However, the method is used only when symptoms are severe. Complications In addition, when there are associated PUD-ie. Bleeding or gastric outlet obstruction, this diagnosis works best

treatment of gastric ulcers during pregnancy :.

If you are suffering from peptic Disease (PUD) ulcers during pregnancy, so the doctor will suggest some treatment options listed here :.

  1. Antacids are commonly used for the treatment of PUD as they are considered safe during pregnancy
  1. However, antacids containing bicarbonate are not prescribed by doctors. The reason for this is that they are harmful to both mother and fetus as they can precipitate metabolic both.
  1. Rather, the doctor will prescribe antacids containing magnesium, calcium or aluminum that even in normal doses, required for therapy.
  1. magnesium or calcium-containing antacids do not cause birth defects in newborns.

[Read: Home remedies to treat heartburn during pregnancy ]

Prevention stomach ulcer during pregnancy:

1. avoid certain foods:

If you are suffering from peptic ulcer disease while pregnant, then you should avoid the food that aggravates the disorder. Here are some foods that you should avoid if you have PUD or if you suspect:

  • Fatty foods
  • Chocolates
  • Citrus juice
  • Caffeine
  • Mint

[Leggi: effects of caffeine during pregnancy ]

2. Medications:

If you are pregnant and suffering from peptic ulcer disease, then avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs , as they are harmful to you and your growing baby


3. Avoid alcohol:

The consumption of alcohol is harmful to your growing baby. However, if you have a PUD, then it is all the more necessary that you avoid the consumption of alcohol as it deteriorates further your digestive system.

3. Quit smoking:

Smoking is harmful to the lungs, as well as for the fetus if they become pregnant. Also, if you are suffering from peptic ulcer disease during pregnancy, then quit smoking, otherwise it could lead to nasty complications and affect your unborn baby.

Maybe you also suffer from stomach or peptic ulcer during pregnancy? What treatment did your doctor suggest? Share your story with other moms-to-be. Drop a comment below

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