The food we eat travels from our mouth to esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine. Our stomach secretes a specific enzyme called pepsin and Hydrochloric acid. Both of these are responsible for breakdown of food into smaller particles before entering into small intestine. The internal walls of human stomach and small intestine are protected by thick mucous layer to nullify the affects of stomach enzymes. But, sometimes a hole is formed in the walls of stomach by breaking the mucous wall and creating infection. These holes are called ulcers. The holes created in stomach are called gastric ulcers. The holes or ulcers created in duodenum are known as duodenal ulcers. The holes or ulcers that occur in esophagus are called esophageal ulcers. Generally all these ulcers are collectively known as peptic ulcers.
The main cause of peptic ulcer is a bacteria known as Helicobacter pylori. This bacteria is usually present in the saliva of infected patients. This bacteria attack on the walls of stomach, duodenum and esophagus that makes them weak. Now digestive enzymes like Pepsin and Hydrochloric acid cause damage to walls that cause irritation, infection and ulcer formation.
Some drugs when used in wrong doses for long period of time may also cause this issue. For example, aspirin and ibuprofen etc.
Other factors that trigger the increased formation of digestive enzymes causing ulcers are depression, stress, cigarettes, caffeine, alcohol and physical stress etc.
Homeopathic medicines are very effective in treating peptic ulcers. These medicines play following roles to control this condition:
Due to all these actions the peptic ulcers are reduced and finally removed from our digestive tract. The medicines are very effective and ensure that recurrence of this problem do not happen in the future.