Telangana CM Treated For Stomach Ulcer: Causes, Types And Dietary Tips To Prevent It

Stomach ulcer develops when open sores form in the stomach or the first segment of the small intestine. 

Sambhav Kumar
Written by: Sambhav KumarUpdated at: Mar 15, 2023 15:21 IST
Telangana CM Treated For Stomach Ulcer: Causes, Types And Dietary Tips To Prevent It

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On Sunday, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) was brought to the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology (AIG) in Hyderabad. 

Dr D Nageshwar Reddy, chairman and chief of gastroenterology at AIG Hospitals, issued a health advisory claiming that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao experienced gastrointestinal discomfort. He further stated that a CT scan and an endoscopy were performed to determine the source of the stomach discomfort.

"A tiny ulcer in his stomach was discovered and is being treated medically; his other parameters are okay," Nageshwar Reddy stated in the health bulletin. KCR returned home after undergoing several tests at the hospital.

What Exactly Is Stomach Ulcer

Stomach ulcer develops when open sores form in the stomach or the first segment of the small intestine. A bacterial infection eats away the protective lining of the digestive tract, due to which an individual feels burning pain in the abdomen. 

Types Of Stomach Ulcers

According to Dr Jagan Mohan Reddy Bathalapalli, M.B.B.S M.S., MCH, General Surgery, Laparoscopy and Minimal Access Surgery, Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Kondapur-Hyderabad, Peptic ulcers are categorised into two types. One type is a stomach ulcer, while the other is a duodenal ulcer. In the case of gastric ulcers, sores develop in the interior of the stomach. On the other hand, duodenal ulcers form on the interior of the first segment of the small intestine, known as the duodenum.

What Causes Stomach Ulcer

Stomach ulcers are caused by a breakdown in the protective mucus coating at the junction of the stomach and small intestine, which allows digestive acids to irritate the tissue underneath. The most common cause is an infection with the bacteria Helicobacter pylori and the use of certain medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Eating a diet high in spicy foods, drinking alcohol, and smoking can also increase the risk of developing peptic ulcers.

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As per Dr Jagan, The combination of NSAID usage and H. pylori infection is possibly the most dangerous. Individuals with H. pylori who regularly take NSAIDs are more prone to suffer mucus layer breakdown, which can be severe.

Dietary Tips During Stomach Ulcer

In an interaction with OnlyMyHealth, Amreen Shaikh, head dietician and nutritionist at Wockhardt Hospital in Mumbai Central, shared some dietary advice.

Probiotic

Probiotic foods, such as yoghurt, are high in probiotic bacteria. They help to fight against H. pylori bacteria in ulcers. Probiotics help in the infection’s recovery. 

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Fibre Rich Food

Apples, pears, oats, and other high-fibre meals are beneficial to ulcers in two ways. Fibre can help reduce the amount of acid in your stomach and relieve bloating and pain. According to research, a fibre-rich diet may also help prevent the occurrence of ulcers.

Milk

Milk is not beneficial for those who have stomach ulcers. Drinking milk neither relieves nor prevents ulcers. When there are symptoms of stomach ulcers, milk makes matters worse since it produces more acid in the stomach.

Alcohol

If you have an ulcer, you should reduce or discontinue your alcohol usage. According to studies, alcohol causes stomach inflammation and harms the digestive tract. This makes the ulcer more painful.

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