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The Lowdown On Ulcers & How You Can Beat Them

Have you been diagnosed with an ulcer?

If so, please realise there are many things you can do to heal your stomach and intestine faster.

If you have not been diagnosed with an ulcer, but you are experiencing these symptoms, I recommend you ask your doctor for assistance:

  • Strong heartburn or acid reflux
  • Chest and stomach pain
  • A lump in your throat and difficulty swallowing
  • Pain before eating (stomach ulcer)
  • Pain after eating or at night (duodenal ulcer)
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting (perhaps with blood or coffee-like specks, which indicate bleeding)

Before continuing, please note that a bleeding ulcer is a serious medical condition and needs to be treated by a doctor immediately.

What Causes Ulcers?

In 2005, Dr. Barry Marshall and Dr. Robin Warren – were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for proving that H. pylori infections cause ulcers.

We now understand that approximately 80% stomach ulcers and 95% duodenal ulcers are caused by H. pylori, especially the CagA and VacA H. pylori strains.

So the first thing to realise is that if you have an ulcer, it’s highly likely that you also have H. pylori.

But remember that H. pylori is not the only reason why ulcer develop; your lifestyle also plays a huge role. Likewise, having H. pylori doesn’t necessarily mean you will develop an ulcer.

Here are some other factors that can influence ulcer development:

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol consumption
  • The use of NSAID medications such as aspirin
  • Overconsumption of spicy foods
  • Stress
  • Dehydration

The solution to ulcers can be simpler than you think and might just be a matter of tweaking your lifestyle.

Diagnosing Ulcers

You can get an idea that you have an ulcer from the symptoms listed above.

But the only real way to definitively diagnose an ulcer is to have an endoscopy, where a doctor passes a camera via your mouth and into your stomach.

Overcoming Ulcers

If an ulcer is detected, your doctor will prescribe antacid medications, usually a type called “proton pump inhibitor”.

These medications go by chemical names like Omeprazole, Pantoprazole, Lanzoprazole and Esomeprazole.

I am not against these medications for short-term use, but ulcers are NOT caused by antacid deficiencies.

Used long term, the medications might cause problems by inhibiting digestion and creating nutrient deficiencies. The US Food and Drug Administration in 2011 issued a warning that long term proton pump inhibitor use can cause magnesium deficiency, which in turn increases heart disease risk.

I much prefer to educate my readers and clients on why ulcers develop and then help them truly optimise stomach and intestinal health.

Step One – Get The H. pylori Test

If you have an ulcer and your doctor is not testing you for H. pylori, yell at him/her and get tested.

If you can’t access a test, we are able to help – click here to read about our cutting edge home testing kit for H. pylori, which:

  • Identifies H. pylori
  • Identifies ulcer-causing H. pylori strains
  • Identifies whether you have an antibiotic resistant strain

Whilst this test is an out of pocket cost, it’s one of the most important tests you will ever run if you have ongoing stomach problems.

It will help you determine why your symptoms are occurring, and may prevent complications further down the line.

It is the only available H. pylori test outside the medical world that can identify H. pylori in so much detail.

You also have the option to upgrade to a stool test and consultation package that identifies many more bad bugs, digestive and immune function.

Click here for details.

Step Two: Natural Support For Ulcers

Outside of H. pylori, consider your alcohol intake, whether you smoke, how much spicy food you eat and your stress levels. Cut right back on these items or avoid them completely.

If you’re taking aspirin or other NSAID medications for medical reasons, talk to your doctor about changing because NSAIDS cause stomach damage.

If H. pylori is causing your ulcers, they probably won’t go away until you get rid of the H. pylori.

You can do this with prescription antibiotics from your doctor, in the form of “triple therapy” treatment.

Or, you can follow the natural protocol I lay out in my book, The H. Pylori Diet.
This 250-page book is perfect if you know you already have H. pylori. In it, I outline:

  • The main problems associated with H. pylori
  • Why doctors don’t understand H. pylori in enough depth
  • How H. pylori is transmitted
  • How to test for H. pylori at home
  • Foods to avoid when you have H. pylori to help reduce common symptoms like bloating, gas, heartburn and IBS
  • Foods to eat when you have H. pylori
  • How to tell whether you have an antibiotic-resistant strain
  • How to get rid of H. pylori using a proven natural protocol
  • How to heal your stomach
  • How to prevent reinfection

Step Three: Heal Your Gut Lining

Once you have removed offending foods, NSAIDS, cigarettes, alcohol and H. pylori, you can accelerate the healing of your stomach and intestinal lining by using nutrients and herbs such as:

  • Glutamine
  • Marshmallow
  • Aloe vera
  • Licorice
  • Slippery elm
  • Zinc

My book teaches you how to use these nutrients and herbs.

The Home Stool Test – More Detail

Doing a home stool test changed my life – I’m not sure whether I would have found out why I felt unwell had I not done one. I wish I had done one a lot sooner as it would have saved a lot of toil and struggle!

Our H. pylori home stool test tells you whether you have H. pylori, which strain you have, and whether you have an antibiotic strain. It is a completely unique test and has extremely limited availability.

If you would like to check for parasites, Candida overgrowth, whether you are digesting your food and whether you have a damaged immune system, you can also do this from your own home. I recommend this test if you have digestive pain of any kind, as it is very comprehensive.

Click here for details about the comprehensive stool test.

Book A Consultation

I realise this information might be a little confusing and overwhelming, so please don’t worry.

There is no faster way to rejuvenate your health than to work with an expert who can help you negotiate the minefield of confusing information on TV, in the magazines and on the Internet.

Why not book an appointment to see me, Dave Hompes, at my London Clinic?

Click here to book a clinic appointment.

Or, if you live overseas and can’t make it to London, why not schedule a consultation via phone or Skype with a qualified Hompes Method practitioner?

Click here to schedule a phone or Skype appointment.

 

It is my deepest hope that we can serve you, and help you rejuvenate your health in all seven areas:

  • Digestion
  • Reproduction and sex
  • Energy
  • Aches and pains
  • Mood
  • Sleep
  • Skin

With blessings,

Dave Hompes.