Stomach Ulcer (Gastric Ulcer): (Overview, Signs and Symptoms, Causes and Risk factors, Diagnosis, Treatment)


Indigestion –

Indigestion or dyspepsia is one of the classic symptoms of gastric ulcers. A gastric ulcer forms when the gastric juices start depleting the mucosa and compromise the lining of the digestive system. The gastric ulcers eat away the tissues surrounding the wall of the stomach and promote the formation of open and painful sores in the wall of the stomach. The creation of these open sores and lesions impair the digestion of the food coming in the stomach. Indigestion causes severe pain and discomfort in the abdominal area. As the stomach walls are going through the compromise of their structure, the process of churning also faces impairment. The gastric muscles are not able to properly mix the food with the digestive juices, and therefore the food remains in the stomach undigested.