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Preventing peptic ulcer

May 14, 2022 00:00:00

Peptic ulcer has now become a common disease in Bangladesh. It is an open sore or sores that develop in the lining of the stomach, lower oesophagus, or small intestines. The disease is caused by bacterial infections, smoking, long-term painkiller use, and overeating fatty, acidic, and spicy meals. It causes stomach pain, heartburn, and lack of appetite. Other symptoms of the disease include vomiting, blood in stool, unexplained weight loss and changes in appetite.

Peptic ulcer is a lifestyle disease. And we can stay away from this if we follow a healthy lifestyle routine. To reduce the risk of developing peptic ulcers, people must not skip or delay in taking their meals. Avoid fried meals, spicy foods, salty foods, and foods high in sugar. Avoid consumption of caffeinated beverages and bottled soft drinks. Also, we should avoid the consumption of tobacco products and liquor.

Fariha Tabassum Piya,

Student of Department of Management,

University of Dhaka, Dhaka,

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