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stomach ache

Gut & digestion
October 27, 2017

How to find out if you have ulcers

How easy is it to get an ulcer? Do they just affect older people? Well, the answers are ‘easier than you think’, and ‘no’, but let’s look at the details. What are ulcers? Basically, an ulcer is an open wound. The most common kind are peptic ulcers which form in the stomach or the upper part of the small intestine. What causes ulcers? Previously, people used to believe that ulcers were caused by spicy food, alcohol or stress. Today we know that most peptic ulcers are caused by: 1. A certain group of bacteria. H. pylori is a group of…
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Gut & digestion
October 7, 2015

2 Ways to beat heartburn

Have you ever had that terrible and unpleasant burning feeling in your chest? That could be indigestion, also known as heartburn, and affects more people than you realise. The good news is, the causes are well-known and there are plenty of ways to treat and prevent indigestion from happening again. Ways to get heartburn 1. Any acidic foods Any food that contains a lot of acid, like oranges and lemons, causes the acid level in your stomach to increase. If you have too much, that acid will rise into your oesophagus (or throat) causing a burning and uncomfortable pain in…
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