Heidi Pratt being hospitalized because Gastric Ulcers

Heidi Montag or Heidi Pratt (caused she was married by Spencer Pratt) being hospitalized in Costa Rica. She moved out from I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here. This is a TV reality show that tell about keep survive in the jungle. And in one section, Heidi and her husband quit from this show before the show end. Why? Because Heidi have a gastric ulcers and need treatment, according to a site report.

Is she have gastric ulcers because stress on this show?

What is Gastric ulcer?
There is a hole in the lining of stomach that called peptic ulcer. Peptic ulcer that located in the stomach called Gastric ulcers. Peptic ulcers caused by imbalance between gastric acid and the lining of stomach. And the gastric acid corrode the lining of the stomach.

Is stress being one of the causes?
The main causes are:
-Using aspirin or NSAIDs in a long time.
-Infection by Helicobacter pylori (bacteria that currently believe being cause
peptic ulcers).

And there is several causes that being contradiction like stress, spicy foods,
alcohol, and coffee (caffeine).

Gastric Ulcers Symptoms.
Off course specific abdomen pain, and this pain can wake someone on the night.
This pain occur two or three hour after a meal and it is relieved by antacid. If the sufferer don't eat, can make this pain being worse.

Sometimes there is nausea and vomiting, if this disease being worse can be sign by bloody vomiting, black stools or there is blood in the stools.

Treatment Gastric Ulcers.
For neutralizing gastric acid used Antacids like Maalox or Mylanta.
For block secretion of gastric acid used Histamine antagonist (H2 blockers) like Cimetidine, Ranitidine, Famotidine and Proton pump inhibitors like omeprazole, lansoprazole, etc.
For make the lining of the stomach become strength can use Sucralfate and Misoprostol.

And there is a new study reported that the best treatment is combination between Antibiotic, proton pump inhibitors and H2 blockers can eradicate this disease.

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