How I Got Cured of a Gastric Ulcer
How I Treated My Gastric Ulcer
I lived with a gastric ulcer for two to three years without finding a complete treatment. My family doctor became exhausted with my repeated attacks and consultation, and I myself lost hope of getting a treatment, so I was bracing up to live with it, but I was saved because of a family friend's advice.
I encourage you to always share your problems with others. I say this because I got my cure through a family friend whom my mom shared my ordeal with. She suggested a local therapy or what I like to call a natural treatment using fruit.
I am not a medical professional, and it's important to see a doctor if you think you might have an ulcer. Please do not try any of the alternative treatments until you have received a diagnosis and tried conventional medicine first.
How to Treat a Gastric Ulcer Using Plantains
Here is what I used to cure my gastric ulcer.
- Get an unripe plantain fruit (two is okay).
- Peel off the bark and wash.
- Slice it into small portions or slices and pour into a clean water container (2 or 3 liters is okay).
- Fill the container with clean, drinkable water, but not to brim, and cover with a cork or cover.
- Store in a cool, dry place for two days
- After the two-day period, shake the container and its contents, fill a tumbler, and drink.
Dosage: Take it once in the morning and once at night until it's all finished. You should notice an improvement in attacks and symptoms. Repeat if symptoms persist.
How to Treat a Gastric Ulcer Using Unripe Papaya/Paw-Paw Fruit
Here is an alternative treatment my friend used.
- Get a big, unripe papaya fruit (also known as pawpaw).
- Cut into pieces and put in a clean water bottle.
- Store for four days.
- Sieve and put in half a glass (tumbler).
Dosage: 3x daily for two weeks.
What Doctors Will Never Tell an Ulcer Patient
- Medical doctors simply have no options other than antibiotics, but they will not tell you that they have no lasting solution for your ulcer condition when it comes to prescribing treatments for ulcers caused by H. pylori infections. The prescription will almost always be either a triple or quadruple therapy. A gastric ulcer caused by H. pylori has no treatment or cure using conventional medicine.
- H. pylori are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotic treatments. It is widely publicized that drug therapies have an average failure rate of up to 70% in the treatment of H. pylori infections.
- Many patients have been on more than four courses of the same antibiotic treatment, and they still have stomach ulcers and H. pylori. I have even heard of patients who have taken eight consecutive triple therapy treatments and are still infected.
- A majority of those suffering from this type of ulcer are infected with candida albicans, and they don't even know about it! Candida overgrowth is a life-threatening infection that is extremely difficult to treat. The last thing you want to take if you have candida is any form of antibiotics.
What Are the Symptoms of a Gastric Ulcer?
There is a big difference between gastric ulcer symptoms and that of a duodenal ulcer. Below are some of the symptoms you would experience if suffering from a gastric ulcer. Seek immediate medical attention before it gets severe and more difficult to treat or cure (not really possible through conventional modern medicine).
- Abdominal pain is usually the most common symptom.
- Indigestion and heartburn or acid reflux
- Gastric ulcers generally cause a dull aching pain, often right after eating.
- Eating will not relieve pain as is the case with other types of ulcers
- A nagging pain in the upper abdomen area below your breastbone
- Loss of appetite
- Unexplained weight loss
- Another less common symptom is that about 30% of people are woken up at night by dull ulcer pains—this usually happens 3-4 hours after eating.
What Actually Causes a Gastric Ulcer?
I am going to be a bit more medical and scientific here, but everything you are about to read here is well-researched. Generally, a gastric ulcer occurs due to an imbalanced secretion of stomach enzymes and acids as well as the components released into the mucosal lining of the stomach.
Gastric ulcers result when there is an imbalance between the quantity of stomach acid the body is secreting and an enzyme called Pepsin and the natural defenses of the stomach lining (called mucosal). Deep down in the gastric system, there are spiral-shaped bacteria living in the acid environment of the stomach (Heliobacter Pylori Bacterium) that can also cause gastric ulcers. We cannot also dismiss physical stress, starvation, and improper care for your health as factors that can lead to the development of a gastric ulcer.
It's important to note that a gastric ulcer is not caused by consuming spicy food, being stressed, or drinking alcohol. Instead, it is caused by Helicobacter Pylori, but many people have this bacteria in their body because it is transmitted through food, drink, or contact with someone infected. So, since many people have this bacteria, if you combine it with spicy food and stress, you have a gastric ulcer! Recent studies have also shown that anti-inflammatory medication (ibuprofen and aspirin) seriously contribute to the gastric ulcer's evolution.
How My Gastric Ulcer Started
My journey began in late 2003 or early 2004 after I gained admission into university to study mechanical engineering. Obviously, every sickness or disease in life is triggered by a certain condition or factor, and mine was triggered by hunger—don’t ever make this mistake, and if you are a parent, warn your children not to starve for any reason, including a crazy desire to shed weight or something else. Advise them to always eat but not to overindulge.
At university, I ended up reading all day and night and most times forgot to eat something, and if I did remember, I would quickly go to a soft drink joint and get a bottle of Fanta and a snack before I went back to studying. This continued until my body started shutting down, but I ignored it since I was still able to walk and read. Remember to never ignore your body’s signs.
Note: Hunger or starving is not actually a major cause of a gastric ulcer, but it is a trigger, so it's important to regularly eat.
Avoid anything that can trigger an ulcer, including spicy foods, alcohol, cigarettes, physically stressful tasks, acidic foods, starvation, etc.
How I Ended up in the Hospital
It all started at the school library when I went to do some research on a paper. It first started with a kink, then a stomach uproar that gradually turned into a pinching pain, in less than five minutes, I was bending over with my hands on my belly, but I managed to get back to the hostel. Before I knew it, I was purging and vomiting. I was rushed to the emergency room of the school hospital, and the doctor prescribed some drugs that seemed to calm the situation down a bit: mixed mag (I guess magnesium or a similar liquid drug) and liquid milk. I asked the nurse why I had to take these medications. She told me to pray this isn't an ulcer. My heart skipped.
I didn’t know that my continuous food starvation and inconsistent eating had caused great damage to my gastric system. According to the medical description, my intestinal system was finding it difficult to get something to crush or digest, so it went ahead crushing itself: the fats, the flesh, etc. The final outcome was a severe wound in my gastric system, also known as a gastric ulcer.
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