What is an ulcer?
Peptic ulcer is characterized by pain in the lining of the stomach or duodenum.
Ulcer, found in the mucous membrane of the stomach is called gastric ulcer. Ulcer in the lining of the duodenum is called a duodenal ulcer.
Peptic ulcer disease is not contagious. Duodenal ulcer is almost always benign, but gastric ulcer can degenerate into malignant.
Peptic ulcer is the destruction of the mucous membrane of the stomach or intestine, caused by the presence of hydrochloric acid.
Contrary to popular belief, the ulcer is not induced by stress or spicy food.
Symptoms of stomach ulcers
The most common symptom of a stomach ulcer is a burning pain that can be felt between the breastbone and the navel.
Burning and pain can last from minutes to hours and days.
Some of the most severe symptoms:
Vomiting (often with the presence of blood)
Black or bloody excrement
Eating of certain foods, such as dairy products, may relieve symptoms, but do not have medicinal properties.
About 80% of all ulcers are caused by the bacterium Helicobacter Pylori.
Helicobacter Pylori can be transmitted from person to person through contaminated food and water. Lack of hygiene is a very important factor in infection H.pylori.
Approximately half the world’s population is infected with H.Pylori. But not everyone who is infected with this bacterium has stomach ulcer.
But a stomach ulcer can also be caused by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as ibuprofen and aspirin). Presence of other diseases, such as liver disease, emphysema, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. can create a high acidic environment, which can lead to stomach ulcer.
Treatment of stomach ulcers
If the cause of ulcer is the bacterium H. Pylori, treatment involves a number of antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors. Treatment usually lasts for 2-3 weeks with strong antibiotics. The main goal of treatment is to:
Kill the bacteria H. Pylori.
Reduce the amount of acid in the stomach.
Creating a protective layer to the mucosa of the stomach, esophagus and duodenum.
Antibiotic treatment is effective in 70-90% of cases. Triple-drug treatment regimen is complex, and about 30% of patients suffer from side effects. Also, some strains of H. Pylori retain resistance to antibiotics, and in these cases it is necessary to find an alternative for the specific set of drugs, which is a challenge.
Benefits of Manuka Honey
Taking into account the situation where there are many strains of bacteria, which mutate and resist the drugs available today, as well as the emergence of new pathogens, there is a huge demand for new antibacterial drug.
Studies show that by 2003, there were 59.5% of resistant isolates, compared to only 3% in 1975.
The need for new antibiotics has prompted researchers to look more closely at the natural product, made only in New Zealand – Manuka Honey. In addition to its antiseptic properties that are associated with the existence of hydrogen peroxide, they found another active ingredient, with even more anti-bacterial properties and high resistance to impacts and changes in temperature. They originally called it the UMF ® or unique Manuka factor.
A new study by Prof. Dr. Henle found that the active ingredient in Manuka Honey is methylglyoxal (MGO ™), it provides a high level of antibiotic and healing properties of certain types of Manuka Honey.
Manuka honey with MGO ™ 250 + (corresponding UMF 20 +) has sufficient antiviral and antibacterial properties. Medical observations have shown that Manuka honey is very effective in fighting bacteria Helicobacter Pylori, which causes stomach ulcers.
The recommended dose
Three full teaspoons of active Manuka Honey (UMF 20 +) per day – in the morning, half an hour before breakfast, and one teaspoon in the afternoon and at night before bedtime, preferably on a piece of dried bread.
In the early stages, you may experience a slight burning sensation. It must stop for 2-3 days and natural antibiotic properties start to work in full force.
Note: The use of Manuka honey does not mean the discontinuation of medication prescribed by a doctor.
Studies of healing properties of active Manuka honey have been held in a very large scale and have scientifically credible results.
Take an active UMF (MGO ™) Manuka honey at least 3 months, every day, 3 tablespoons a day.
You can expect a significant improvement in health in 3-6 days.