Ulcer

Definition of Ulcer:

Lesion on the skin or mucous membrane.

Also: Ulceration, Ulcers

Topics Related to Ulcer

Alfalfa

...as a treatment
“...Alfalfa is also good for treating anemia, bone and joint disorders, colon and digestive disorders, skin disorders and ulcers...”

Arjun

...as a treatment
“...The bark has also been used successfully for fractures, ulcers, hyperhidrosis, and otalgia...”
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Aspirin

...as a treatment
“...As a consequence of this, the good effects of COX-2, which gives protection of the stomach and kidneys are lost and problems with this such as ulcers, gastrointestinal bleeding, kidney failure, fluid retention and high blood pressure can occur with the higher dosage...”

Atherosclerosis

...the condition
“...embolus, and stenosis; lowered or absent pulses; vascular (blood vessel) bruit (whooshing or blowing sound heard over the artery with a stethoscope); (in more severe cases) muscle atrophy, ulceration, or gangrene...”

Bacterial Dysbiosis

...our question about Proton pump inhibitor use
“Research suggests that gastritis and ulcers are triggered by bacterial overgrowth, rather than by stomach acidity...”

Banana

...as a treatment
“...Ulcers: The banana is used against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness...”

Bariatric Surgery Complications

...the condition
“...Marginal ulceration at the site of surgery...”

Bayberry

...as a treatment
“...For treatment of chronic superficial (indolent) ulcers, it is said to be useful when applied in the form of poultices...”

Bone Cancer

...the condition
“...Intravenous use is most common, as these drugs are difficult for the digestive system to absorb and they may cause irritation and ulcers in the esophagus when taken orally...”

Boswellia

...as a treatment
“...407-12] As opposed to NSAIDs, long-term use of boswellia does not appear to cause irritation or ulceration of the stomach...”

Buerger's Disease

...the condition
“...In addition, affected individuals may have sores (ulcers) on the extremities, numbness and tingling and a lack of normal blood flow to the fingers and/or toes when exposed to cold temperatures (Raynaud's Phenomenon), and/or inflammation and clotting...”

Canker Sores

...related topic
“Small, painful ulcers that occur on the inside of the cheek, lip or underside of the tongue...”

Canker Sores (Aphthous Ulcers)

...the condition
“...They are painful, small ulcers in the mouth or on the inner lips caused by an assortment of viruses...”
...relationship to Crohn's Disease
“Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the gut, leading to ulcers developing in both the stomach and mouth...”
...relationship to Allergy to Foods (Hidden)
“Foods including wheat, oranges, tomatoes, chocolate, nuts, eggplant, tea and cola were dietary allergens that have been found to trigger ulcer initiation...”
...recommendation Personal Hygiene Changes
“It may be a good idea to avoid toothpaste that contains sodium lauryl sulfate because it breaks up a protective barrier on the teeth and gums, which results in a greater frequency of ulcers...”

Cayenne Pepper

...as a treatment
“...Oral doses of capsicum have been used to stimulate energy, relieve inflammation, and for various digestive complaints (although it is not recommended for ulcers)...”

Cellulitis

...related topic
“...It is more wide-spread than a localized infection as seen in an ulcer or abscess and causes the skin tissues in the infected area to become red, hot, painful and swollen...”

Chamomile

...as a treatment
“...Topical use of chamomile ointment was also found to successfully treat mild stasis ulcers bed sores in elderly bedridden patients [4]...”

Chanca Piedra (Break-Stone)

...as a treatment
“...It is also used there, for inflammation of the bowels (IBS), pimples, diabetes, and ulcers...”

Chronic / Hidden Infection

...the condition
“...Among the microbe-disease links now suspected or proven: Ulcers...”

Chronic Inflammation

...recommendation Aspirin
“Drugs that reduce inflammation are effective, but even the relatively "safe" ones such as aspirin can cause gastritis or even an ulcer...”

Cleavers

...as a treatment
“...The fresh plant or juice is used as a medicinal poultice for wounds, ulcers and many other skin problems...”

Coffee

...as a treatment
“...Coffee is not appropriate for people with heart conditions or ulcers...”

Coleus

...as a treatment
“...Coleus should be avoided in people with ulcers, because it may increase stomach acid levels...”

Colitis

...related topic
“...Ulcerative colitis has pain, inflammation, ulceration, fever, and bleeding, all interspersed at various times – a long and serious illness...”

Colloidal Silver

...as a treatment
“...sepsis – infection*, shingles*, sinusitis*, skin cancer, sore throat, staph infections*, strep infections*, syphilis, tonsillitis*, tooth decay delay, toxemia, trench foot, tuberculosis, typhoid, ulcers*, Vincent's angina*, warts*, whooping cough*, yeast infections*...”

Contact Granulomas

...the condition
“...Causes and Development: Contact ulcers can be caused not only by overuse of the voice but also by gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) or heartburn...”

Diabetes Type II

...the condition
“...Roughly 1-in-7 diabetics develop the serious complication of chronic non-healing diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), which precede 84% of all diabetes-related lower leg amputations...”

Diarrhea

...the condition
“...Family history of multiple endocrine neoplastic syndrome; a history of severe ulcer disease (Zollinger-Ellison syndrome); episodic hypotension, vasomotor flushing, or valvular cardiac disease (carcinoid syndrome); or the presence of a scaling, erythematous dermatitis...”

Digestive Habit Changes

...as a treatment
“...Stress and anxiety can adversely affect the digestive system, causing various problems such as indigestion and ulcers...”

Diverticular Disease

...related topic
“...Diverticulosis may not cause any symptoms but could include mild cramps, bloating and constipation – all of which are common to other conditions such as IBS or ulcers...”

Dyspepsia / Poor Digestion

...the condition
“...Giant folds of tissue, possibly inflamed or containing ulcers, grow in the wall of the stomach and can interfere with the body's absorption of some proteins...”

Eclipta Alba

...as a treatment
“...A complete symptomatic relief in epigastric pain, nausea and vomiting in ulcer patients has also been observed...”

Enteritis

...the condition
“...Complications: Liver involvement (diagnosed through increased serum LDH (especially LDH), alkaline phosphatase, SGOT (AST); Intestinal ulceration (blood in stool during second to third week); Relapse (positive blood culture)...”

Erectile Dysfunction (ED, Impotence)

...the condition
“...The two most frequently prescribed drugs for the treatment of ulcers are the stomach acid suppressors cimetidine and ranitidine...”

Eucalyptus Blue Gum

...as a treatment
“...tension, especially headache-related; Fever: A cold compress with eucalyptus oil has a cooling effect that reduces fever; Wound healing: The oil is used to treat wounds, herpes simplex virus, skin ulcers, and acne: diluted eucalyptus oil or crushed eucalyptus leaves are applied to the affected area after washing; Dandruff: A few drops eucalyptus oil with coconut or olive oil moisturizes the...”

Gastric/Peptic/Duodenal Ulcers

...the condition
“...A peptic ulcer of the stomach is called a gastric ulcer; of the duodenum, a duodenal ulcer; and of the esophagus, an esophageal ulcer...”
...our question about Black, tarry stools
“Bleeding from an ulcer may occur in the stomach or the duodenum, and sometimes is the only symptom...”
...relationship to Esophageal Stricture (narrowing)
“A chronic ulcer causes swelling and inflammation of the gastric and duodenal tissues...”
...relationship to Peritonitis
“Sometimes an ulcer eats a hole in the wall of the stomach or duodenum...”
...relationship to Helicobacter Pylori Infection
“...Pylori infection usually persists for many years, leading to ulcer disease in 10-15% of those infected...”
...recommendation Robert's Formula
“...Pylori, usually found in upper GI ulceration, as well as other microorganisms...”
...recommendation Aerobic Exercise
“...Men who walked or ran at least 10 miles per week were 62% less likely than inactive subjects to develop an ulcer...”
...recommendation Tobacco Avoidance
“Cigarette smoking not only causes ulcer formation, but also increases the risk of ulcer complications such as bleeding, stomach obstruction and perforation...”
...recommendation Glutamine
“...Fresh cabbage juice has for a long time been used successfully against ulcers, probably due to its glutamine content...”
...recommendation Antibiotics
“...pylori causes ulcers is not well understood, its elimination by antibiotics has clearly been shown to heal ulcers and prevent ulcer recurrence...”
...recommendation against Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
“In rare cases, niacin has aggravated peptic ulceration...”
...recommendation against NSAIDs
“...NSAIDs cause ulcers by interfering with prostaglandins in the stomach...”
...recommendation Ozone / Oxidative Therapy
“Cuban doctors are using capsules filled with ozonated oil to treat gastroduodenal ulcers, gastritis, giardia and peptic ulcers...”

Gastritis

...the condition
“...Diagnosis and Tests: Sometimes the inflammation of the stomach lining can become so serious that an ulcer develops...”
...related topic
“...White blood cells move into the wall of the stomach as a response to some type of injury; this does not mean that there is an ulcer or cancer – it is simply inflammation, either acute or chronic...”
...relationship to Gastric/Peptic/Duodenal Ulcers
“Severe inflammation of the stomach lining (gastritis) can result in ulceration...”
...recommendation Ozone / Oxidative Therapy
“Cubans are using capsules filled with ozonated oil to treat gastroduodenal ulcers, gastritis, giardia and peptic ulcers...”

Giardiasis Infection

...recommendation Ozone / Oxidative Therapy
“Cuban doctors are using capsules filled with ozonated oil to treat gastroduodenal ulcers, gastritis, giardia and peptic ulcers...”

Glossitis

...the condition
“...Causes and Development ... Disorders such as iron deficiency anemia, pernicious anemia and other B-vitamin deficiencies, oral lichen planus, erythema multiforme, aphthous ulcer, pemphigus vulgaris, syphilis, and others...”

Glutamic Acid

...as a treatment
“...Another "brain food" amino acid that helps in the treatment of epilepsy, mental retardation, muscular dystrophy, ulcers, hypoglycemia, diabetes and personality disorders...”

Glutamine

...as a treatment
“...Another, better studied, use of glutamine supplementation is in the treatment of ulcers...”

Gotu Kola

...as a treatment
“...Integumentary: Inflammations; burns (2nd & 3rd degree-topical & systemic usage); ulcers; leprous sores; cellulite; poor wound healing (topical); keloids; to Improve integrity of collagen matrix; help treat & reduce scarring after surgery; scleroderma; stimulates hair & nail...”

H2 Blockers

...related topic
“...They are widely used for the treatment of ulcers as well as for mild cases of esophageal reflux (heartburn)...”

Heartburn / GERD / Acid Reflux

...the condition
“...Indigestion might be caused by a disease or an ulcer in the digestive tract, but for most people it is simply a result of eating too much, eating too quickly, eating high-fat foods, or eating during stressful situations...”
...relationship to Gastric/Peptic/Duodenal Ulcers
“...pylori and ulcer resolution might suggest the treatment of GERD as a separate entity...”

Helicobacter Pylori Infection

...the condition
“...pylori) has been identified by researchers as the cause of the majority of gastrointestinal ulcers...”
...relationship to Stomach Cancer
“...About 550,000 new cases of stomach cancer each year are attributable to Helicobacter pylori, the same bacterium that causes ulcers...”
...recommendation Increased Water Consumption
“...Most ulcers can be treated with water consumption and regular use of a good probiotic product...”

Hemochromatosis (Iron overload)

...the condition
“...Conversely, blood donation, physiologic blood loss (through menstruation and pregnancy), and pathologic blood loss (for example, through peptic ulceration or inflammatory bowel disease) may decrease the amount of iron stored in the liver...”
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Herpes Simplex Type I

...the condition
“...Initially, the appearance of a small ulcer at the corner of the mouth or edge of the nostrils shows up during the third to fifth recurrence of infection...”

Histidine

...as a treatment
“...Necessary the growth and repair of tissues; found in hemoglobin; used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, ulcers and anemia...”

Histoplasmosis

...the condition
“...Symptoms of disseminated histoplasmosis include ... gastrointestinal bleeding from focal, oral, or mucosal ulcers...”

Honey

...as a treatment
“...In about 50 AD, Dioscorides described honey as being "good for all rotten and hollow ulcers...”

Hyperbaric Oxygen

...as a treatment
“...few supporters also claim that HBOT helps patients with AIDS, arthritis, sports injuries, multiple sclerosis, autism, stroke, cerebral palsy, senility, cirrhosis, Lyme disease, and gastrointestinal ulcers...”

Insulin Therapy

...as a treatment
“...In addition, indwelling catheters pose the risk of infection and ulceration...”

Intermittent Claudication

...the condition
“...Inadequate blood flow to the lower extremities may result in deformed toenails, hair loss, skin thinning, and ulcers or infections on the feet or ankles...”

Internal Bleeding

...the condition
“...Causes and Development: Causes include ruptured blood vessels and organs, tumors, and ulcers...”

Licorice Root

...as a treatment
“...They apparently work by promoting the overall health of the gastrointestinal system rather than reducing the secretion of stomach acid that triggers ulcers...”

Low Melatonin Level

...the condition
“...Melatonin deficiencies have been seen in patients with in cancer, heart disease, ulcers, Alzheimer's, and SIDS, although some of these correlations don't appear to be particularly strong...”

Low Sex Drive

...recommendation Conventional Drug Avoidance
“The most common medications that put a damper on sex include antidepressants, which inhibit arousal and orgasm; anti-inflammatories, which also hamper orgasm; ulcer medications, which lessen desire; and birth control pills, which limit desire and decrease lubrication...”

Lupus, SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)

...the condition
“...THE ELEVEN CRITERIA USED FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF LUPUS ... Oral Ulcers – Ulcers in the nose or mouth, usually painless...”
...our question about Frequency of canker sores
“Mouth or nose ulcers have been reported by between 12% and 30% of lupus patients, depending on the study...”

Male Breast Cancer

...the condition
“...Because of the short distance to the nipple, nipple retraction, ulceration, or destruction are also common (occurring in almost half of the patients in one study)...”

Massage

...as a treatment
“...should not be done in cases of general, femoral, inguinal and umbilical hernia; inflammation of the uterus, bladder, ovaries or fallopian tubes; kidney stones; bladder or gall bladder problems; ulcers of the stomach or intestines; and pregnancy...”

Mastic Gum

...as a treatment
“...Why it is Recommended: In various studies, mastic gum provided symptomatic relief of ulcers, reduced the intensity of gastric mucosal damage caused by anti-ulcer drugs and aspirin, and possessed antacid and cytoprotective qualities...”

Mastocytosis

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: When too many mast cells are present in the body, the chemicals that they release can cause ... Ulcers...”

Neem

...as a treatment
“...They mention the usefulness of the leaves, bark, flowers, seeds and fruit for treating several diseases such as diabetes, ulcers and skin disorders...”

Neutropenia

...our question about Frequency of infections
“...Skin is the second most common infection site, manifesting as ulcers, abscesses, and rashes...”

Noni

...as a treatment
“...It is also used for asthma; digestive disorders including ulcers; irritable bowel syndrome; constipation and diarrhea; and fibromyalgia, a condition characterized by fatigue and chronic pain...”

Occult Blood

...related topic
“...The most common test is for hidden blood in the stool, also known as a stool guaiac or hemoccult test, which usually indicates the presence of ulceration or cancer...”

Occult Blood Tests

...as a treatment
“...The detection of such small amounts of blood ('hidden', or 'occult' blood) may provide early clues to the presence of ulcers, cancers, and other abnormalities...”

Orange Peel (Extract)

...as a treatment
“...Counter-Indicators and Warnings: Do not use if you have, or suspect you have an ulcer; or if pregnant or nursing...”

Osteoporosis - Osteopenia

...the condition
“...It has been associated with severe esophageal irritation and should be used with care in people prone to ulcers or heartburn...”

Ozone / Oxidative Therapy

...as a treatment
“...Specific therapeutic applications of ozone include the treatment of vascular disease such as stroke, obstructive arteriopathy, venous insufficiency, cancer, acute and chronic viral diseases, ulcers, infected wounds, gangrenes, burns, inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and spinal disc problems...”

Papain

...as a treatment
“...It has been used for such conditions as sores, ulcers, chronic diarrhea, tumors, hay fever, and psoriasis...”

Peptic Ulcer

...related topic
“...Most ulcers are no larger than a pencil eraser, but they can cause tremendous discomfort and pain...”

Periarteritis

...the condition
“...The skin may show rashes, swelling, ulcers, and lumps (nodular lesions)...”

Phyllanthus

...as a treatment
“...[4] Phyllanthus has a wide number of traditional uses: employing the whole plant for jaundice, gonorrhea, frequent menstruation, and diabetes and using it topically as a poultice for skin ulcers, sores, swelling, and itchiness...”

Physical Therapy

...as a treatment
“...disorders such as back and neck strains or knee injuries; neurological deficits such as stroke patients or cerebral palsy children, and skin disorders such as wounds, burns or diabetic foot ulcers...”

Pitta Balancing

...as a treatment
“...Aggression harms pitta people by causing conditions such as heartburn and ulcers...”

Poor Circulation

...the condition
“...Warning signs of Leg Artery Disease ... Lower-leg ulcers or hard-to-heal cuts and scratches...”

Poor/Slow Wound Healing

...the condition
“...Ulcers are open sores on the skin (or a mucous membrane) that cause destruction of surface tissue...”
...relationship to Zinc Requirement
“Many studies have demonstrated enhanced wound and ulcer healing with oral zinc supplementation...”
...recommendation Zinc
“...Zinc supplements are often given to help heal skin ulcers or bed sores, but they do not increase rates of wound healing when zinc levels are normal...”
...recommendation Topical Estrogen
“...Fibronectin levels have been found to be deficient in chronic wounds of the aged, such as venous ulcers in humans or laboratory wounds in aged animals [Herrick et al...”
...recommendation Turmeric Extract, Curcumin
“...In Indian medicine, curcumin is used to reduce inflammation and treat wounds and skin ulcers...”
...recommendation Aloe Vera
“...Aloe can be applied topically to wounds and taken internally for both skin wounds and gastrointestinal ulcers [Chithraet al...”

Potassium

...as a treatment
“...When given in high-dose pill form, potassium salts can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and ulcers...”

Psoriatic Arthritis

...the condition
“...Taking more than one NSAID at a time increases the possibility of side effects, particularly stomach problems such as heartburn, ulcers and bleeding...”

Radiation Poisoning

...the condition
“...Symptoms of acute exposure include ... Ulcers of the esophagus, stomach or intestines...”

Rectal Cancer

...the condition
“...5-fluorouracil may cause low white blood cell count, ulcers, and visual problems...”

Robert's Formula

...as a treatment
“...Pylori, usually found in upper GI ulceration, as well as other microorganisms...”

Scabies

...recommendation Neem
“...In the Ayurveda and Siddha system of medicine (Indian system of medicine) Azadirachta indica ADR ('Neem') and Curcuma longa ('Turmeric') has been used for healing chronic ulcers and scabies...”

Scleroderma

...recommendation DMSO Topically
“...Histotoxic changes were observed together with healing of ischemic ulcers on fingertips, relief from pain and stiffness, and an increase in strength...”

Shepherd's Purse

...as a treatment
“...Shepherd's purse has also been used internally to treat cases of blood in the urine and bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract, such as with bleeding ulcers...”

Sickle Cell Trait / Disease

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: Complications from the sickle cells blocking blood flow and early breaking apart include ... leg ulcers...”

Spicy Foods

...as a treatment
“...No longer is "hot spicy food" blamed for ulcers and other gastric ills – in fact, the opposite appears to be true although existing intestinal lesions may be sensitive, indicating an underlying problem that should generally be corrected...”

STD Syphilis

...the condition
“...Primary syphilis is characterized by a chancre, which is a single, painless ulceration with a firm border, that appears at the site of infection...”

Stomach Cancer

...the condition
“...Most stomach cancers form a tumor or an ulcer in the inner lining of the stomach...”

Stress

...relationship to Gastric/Peptic/Duodenal Ulcers
“In general the duodenum isn't as well protected with mucus as is the stomach and is more prone to ulcers...”

Subclinical

...related topic
“...Those years of poor digestion, heartburn, and the systematic suppression of upper intestinal function by adrenalin stress have not yet become overt gastritis, ulcers, or IBS...”

Thuja

...as a treatment
“...People with seizure disorders or gastrointestinal problems (such as ulcers or gastritis) should avoid thuja...”

Typhoid Fever

...the condition
“Typhoid fever is a condition in which there is typically fever and marked abdominal symptoms consisting of ulceration of the bowels...”

Ulcerative Colitis

...related topic
Ulceration of the colon and rectum, usually long-term and characterized by rectal bleeding or blood in the stool, frequent urgent diarrhea/bowel movements each day, abdominal pain...”

Ulcus Cruris

...related topic
“Indolent leg ulcer, ulcer of the diaphragm...”

Ultraviolet Light Therapy

...as a treatment
“...thyroiditis; Bursitis; Boils; Mastitis; Osteomyelitis; Pancreatitis; Periodontitis; Peritonitis; Rhinitis, sinusitis; Septicemia; Diseases due to inadequate peripheral circulation Varicose ulcers; Diabetic ulcers; Peripheral atherosclerosis; Some types of gangrene; Vascular headache; Adjuvant tumor therapy; General exhaustion; Anorexia; Immunostimulation; Fungal infections; Slow- or...”

Vasculitis

...the condition
“...Areas of dead skin can appear as ulcers (especially around the ankles), small black spots at the ends of the fingers or around the fingernails and toes ("nail fold infarcts"), or gangrene of fingers or toes...”

Vitamin B2 Requirement

...the condition
“...Riboflavin is given for skin difficulties such as acne, dermatitis, eczema, and skin ulcers...”

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

...as a treatment
“...Large doses can increase the blood sugar in diabetics, increase risk of gout, and aggravate ulcers...”

Vitamin B3 Requirement

...the condition
“...hypersensitivity to light, pellagra, skin inflammations and hypersensitivities including skin rashes, cracked and scaly skin, bad breath, tender gums, mouth sores, diarrhea, digestion upsets, ulcers, nausea, decreased appetite, decreased sense of taste, hyperacute sense of smell, fatigue, nervousness, emotional instability, depression, alternating depression and emotional agitation,...”

Vitamin E

...as a treatment
“...DeLiz treated an advanced case of Crohn's disease (severe ileum or colon inflammation and ulceration with bloody diarrhea), another incurable disease, with remarkable results using 16,000 IU of vitamin E daily...”

Weight Loss Surgery

...as a treatment
“...and complications include: Bowel obstruction; Dumping syndrome, characterized by diarrhea, nausea, vomiting; Gallstones; Hernias; Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia); Malnutrition; Stomach perforation; Ulcers; Vomiting; Death (rare); Weight loss surgery is not recommended for those who are obese due to a metabolic or endocrine disorder; are engaging in substance abuse; have untreated psychiatric...”

Yeast / Candida Infection

...relationship to (Prescription) Drug Side-Effects
“Steroid hormones, immunosuppressant and anti-inflammatory drugs, ulcer medications or acid blockers used for prolonged periods can all cause yeast overgrowth...”
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