A stomach ulcer is an injury that’s located in the inner surface/lining/wall of the stomach.
It can present to the hospital as a life threatening emergency, where you see E.R. staff running about. Scrambling to save a life.
It becomes a serious threat to life when what began as a “small scratch” now advances to an actual “tear” in the stomach.
And the prevailing cause in this country Nigeria is none other but the abuse of over the counter pain killers especially NSAID’s – non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Picture your stomach contents Regardless of what made it up. Bean cake, barbecue, coca-cola, noodles, alcohol e.t.c. you consumed leaking through a hole, into your abdomen.
Contaminating the internal environment and leading to a peritonitis and diffuse inflammation so massive and painful a grown man will squirm in pain.
Believe it, it could be a medical emergency that’s going to require major surgery if the ulcer ever perforates. Many a victims have died due to delay in prompt medico-surgical intervention.
Major surgery that’s going to cost you lot’s of money.Lot’s of money which is going to be coming out of your very own pockets except you’ve got quality health insurance.
If you take into account the nature of the invasive procedures ( digital rectal examination’s and exploratory laparotomy ) that’s going to take you back to relative health, the number of blood transfusions you will be receiving, and of course the huge medical bills.
Then it’s in order if you are curious to know how one can get in this “difficult spot” or avoid it altogether.
Contact our network of professional nurses for medical advice in your locality.