5 Things that People with Peptic Ulcer have to Avoid

“Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.”


peptic ulcer
A woman feeling pain in her stomach. | Source: Google.

Peptic Ulcer is a sore that develops in the lining of the human stomach. It’s normally caused because of the high reproduction of stomach acid. It causes annihilation to the line of the stomach. This could be very dangerous if it happens often. The caused of peptic ulcer is mainly because of human lifestyle. If people tend to eat late and consume something that will trigger the reproduction of acid – it will cause a very painful stomach pain that feels like burning. In some condition, a peptic ulcer could be very dangerous and even life threatening. Therefore, it’s very important to take care of our ulcer by maintaining our lifestyle. Here is the list of 5 food that people with the peptic ulcer disease have to avoid.


  1. Caffeine (Coffee, Tea and Green Tea)
Caffeine. | Source: Google.

The first thing that we have to avoid is anything that contains caffeine. This includes, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, chocolate, ice cream and green tea. Research has shown that caffeine is not good for people with peptic ulcer, mainly because caffeine stimulates the production of acid.


  1. Alcohol
Alcohol. | Source: Google.

Alcohol is definitely not good for your ulcer. Drinking alcohol could cause acid reflux. It will make our ulcer to produce more acid than usual. Thus, drinking alcohol could harm our ulcer.


  1. Milk
Milk. | Source: Google.

Surprisingly, milk is not friendly with a stomach ulcer. Milk contains ingredients that could cause the ulcer to produce for acid. In addition, milk also coats the stomach lining. It’s better not to consume milk while our ulcer condition is not in the best situation. Thus, you could replace milk with others similar drink that doesn’t contain milk. For me, I haven’t drink milk for the last 2 and a half year. I replace milk with “Almond drink”. It tastes similar and definitely good for people that allergic to milk or has to avoid milk.


  1. Dairy Foods
cheese, bread, milk and eggs
Dairy Foods. | Source: Google.

Not only milk, we also have to avoid dairy food. Dairy food is something that is produced from milk or any mammals. So anything that contains milk is not friendly enough for our ulcer. This includes milk, ice cream, cheese, butter, whey/milk powder, and much more.


  1. Pain killers – Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
Ibuprofen. | Source: Google.

Using too much pain killers could harm your ulcer. This includes aspirin and ibuprofen. Surprisingly, consuming Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) is very dangerous when you have peptic ulcer – it could threaten your life. Therefore, it’s best to avoid pain killers that contain NSAIDs. Taking other pain killers such as paracetamol is safer. However, don’t take too much pain killers because, in the end, it will harm your body.


“A healthy outside starts from the inside.”

Author: Valentina Laura

A dreamer & a lover.

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