Helicobacter is a bacterium that lives in the stomach and at the beginning of the duodenum. It causes inflammation and causes increased acidity, stomach and duodenal ulcers. It is thought that it can also cause cancer. Over 80% of people who have Helicobacter have no symptoms.
In people who have symptoms, they are the same as for gastric and duodenal ulcers: pain and discomfort in the stomach (upper abdominal area), bloating, bad breath, a feeling of fullness in the abdomen even after a very small amount of food, lack of loss of appetite, nausea, dizziness, weakness, black and dark-colored stools. What bothers you?
Stress: Increased stress can affect the appearance of helicobacter pylori Red meat: Makes digestion difficult and helps the development of Helicobacter pylori.
Refined food: Sweets with white sugar, carbonated juices, unfavorably combined food make digestion difficult and we create an environment favorable for the development of Helicobacter pylori.
Aspirin: Consuming aspirin increases the level of stomach acid. Coffee: Decaffeinated coffee is also a problem. Alcoholic drinks: They irritate the stomach.
Cabbage juice: This is an old folk remedy for ulcers, tried and proven. Drink immediately after squeezing. It is best to drink it on an empty stomach, 2 dl per day.
Vitamin K: Essential for the absorption of nutrients and strengthens the digestive tract. Vitamin K deficiency is common in people with Helicobacter pylori and ulcers.
Foods rich in vitamin K are: alpha-alpha, corn, strawberries, dark green vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, Chinese cabbage, kale, parsley.
Aloe vera: Relieves pain and speeds healing. Drink 50ml of Aloe vera juice daily. Licorice root. In combination with angelica root, it is brewed as a tea that strengthens the stomach and helps regulate the level of stomach acid.
Cat’s claw: Cleans the digestive tract (should not be taken during pregnancy). Garlic: Acts as a natural antibiotic. Buckwheat tea: It is very bitter, so it is an excellent tonic that eases digestion and flatulence.
Sage: Eases digestion and flatulence. A few practical tips
– Eat more frequent and smaller meals (millet, soft boiled rice with steamed vegetables)
– When the pain is strong, drink large amounts of water, which dilutes the stomach acid and eases the discomfort.
– Chew food well. Such food is easier to digest and does not burden the digestive system.
– Do not take hot food and drinks. It upsets the stomach