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Peptic Ulcer In Children

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According to an article in home-cure.net, “An eroded lesion or cut in the inner walls of the stomach and intestinal tract is called peptic ulcer. The ulcer in the stomach is called gastric ulcer and ulcer of the intestinal tract is known as duodenal ulcer as it occurs in duodenum. Both grouped together is called peptic ulcer.” This peptic ulcer, which can affect any age group, can be caused by excessive or hyper acidity. Consumption of highly-spicy food, alcohol, cigerettes, and coffee could also lead to this condition in children and teens.

An article on peptic ulcer in healthy children.org lists the following as its symptoms:

• Sharp, burning or gnawing pain in the upper abdomen that lasts anywhere from thirty minutes to three hours and comes and goes

• Appetite loss

• Weight loss

• Weight gain

• Nausea and vomiting

• Blood-tinged vomit

• Bloody stool

• Bloating

• Belching

• Anemia

Though there are many medical treatments available for peptic ulcer, some home remedies are easier and more effective. For instance, banana can be considered as the most effective remedy for peptic ulcer as the nutritional content in the fruit neutralises the excessive acidity. While Indian gooseberry, consumed everyday in the morning, can act as a great cure for the ulcer, aloe vera helps in relief of abdomen pain.

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