Open sores found on the esophagus, the upper part of the small intestine and lining of the stomach, are called stomach or peptic ulcers. This condition affects about 10 percent of Americans. The most well-known sign of a stomach ulcer is a debilitating stomachache.
Peptic ulcers can be caused by different factors. These include bacteria such as H.pylori, some NSAIDs or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome, radiation therapy, burns, stomach injury and alcohol abuse.
The common symptom of peptic ulcers is a stomachache at night or when the stomach is empty. Other symptoms include belching, nausea, lack of appetite, weight loss, vomiting, indigestion, heartburn and an intense pain a couple of hours after eating a meal.
Consult a doctor immediately if you observe bloody, tarry or black stools, vomit blood or experience sharp, intense abdominal pain.
Different homeopathic remedies are prescribed depending upon the type of problem. The remedies are prescribed after examining the personality, physical and mental makeup of the person.
The most used homeopathic remedies for stomach ulcers include Argentum nitricum, Arsenicum album, Kali bichromicum, Lycopodium, nitric acid, Nux Vomica, pulsitilla and phosphorus.
Homeopathic stomach ulcer remedies should only be taken after consulting a certified homeopath. In the case of breast-feeding or pregnant women, it’s advisable to consult a doctor before taking any medicines.