Causes of gastric problems

What are the Causes of Gastric Problems?

Symptoms and causes of gastric problems can often be traced to – unhealthy lifestyle, peptic ulcer and acid reflux.

1. Unhealthy Lifestyle

2. Peptic Ulcer

Peptic ulcer or stomach ulcer is a break in the lining of the stomach, duodenum and occasionally the lower oesophagus due to gastric erosion on the protective mucous lining. Untreated peptic ulcer will worsen over time and lead to other more severe health complications such as bleeding ulcers and perforation. Perforation is a hole develops in the lining of the stomach or small intestine, which bacteria, partially digested food and enzymes can leak from the digestive tract into abdominal cavity, provoking inflammation and infection.

Causes of gastric problems: peptic_ulcer

3. Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is a condition where contents of the stomach travel upwards into the oesophagus as a result of a weak lower oesophageal muscle. Gastric backflow is the cause of irritation and discomfort.

Causes of gastric problems: acid_reflux

If the root causes of gastric problems like the above mentioned is not addressed, it may lead to a recurrence of gastric symptoms over and over again and result in long-term dependency on medications for pain relief.