Recurrent chronic disease of the digestive tract, in particular the duodenum and stomach, characterized by the appearance on the mucous membrane of these organs, various local defects (ulceration) – this is a peptic ulcer, or as it is also called, an ulcer. The size of the defect can reach several centimeters in diameter. An ulcer forms deep into the gastric mucosa, sometimes capturing the submucosal layers, and causing trophic disturbances in the affected area under the influence of pepsin, acid and bile. In this case, the secretion of acid in the stomach usually does not increase. The ulcer is characterized by a recurrent course, that is, the alternation of periods of remission and exacerbations. An ulcer heals, in contrast to erosion, with the formation of a scar.
The most effective modern method of curing an ulcer is cell therapy, since only it guarantees the complete restoration of all functions of the organ and getting rid of the formed scar tissue.
Causes of the disease
Ulcer disease of the digestive tract most often develops against the background of chronic gastritis. About 10% of the world’s population suffers from this disease. Men are more susceptible to this disease than women.
The causes of the disease are quite numerous – these are various imbalances between numerous protective and aggressive factors that constantly affect the mucous membrane of organs. The protective factors include the mucus produced by the cells of the mucous membrane, and the aggressive ones include hydrochloric and bile acids, the Helicobacter microbe. An ulcer defect occurs when the destructive action of aggressive factors begins to significantly prevail over the action of defense factors. Also, the factors of aggression that can lead to peptic ulcer disease include hereditary predisposition, frequent use of drugs such as aspirin, analgin, constant psychological distress and stress, excessive coffee consumption, alcoholism, smoking, frequent consumption of spicy, sour and salty foods, haphazard eating and some other factors.
Symptoms and diagnosis
The symptoms of peptic ulcer disease directly depend on the location of the ulcer and the duration of the disease. The main symptom of the disease is pain localized in the epigastric region. With an ulcer that is located in the stomach, pain occurs, as a rule, after eating and is burning, sharp, aching or dull. If the ulcer is in the duodenum, then this disease is characterized by the so-called “hungry pain”, that is, pain on an empty stomach, and eating significantly relieves the pain. There are also a number of additional symptoms – heartburn, as well as sour belching, heaviness, nausea and vomiting after eating, weight loss.
Diagnosis of the disease includes a number of laboratory and instrumental research methods. Laboratory methods determine acid indicators and the presence of helicobacteriosis. Basic instrumental diagnostic methods establish the location of the ulcer defect, the size and other characteristics of ulceration. The most informative research in the diagnosis of this disease is the endoscopic method. This study allows you to accurately establish the location of the ulcer defect, its shape, depth, size, assess the condition of the edges and bottom of the ulcer and make a biopsy to identify the oncological nature of the ulcer.
Treatment of peptic ulcer disease
Ulcer treatment is carried out in a complex and includes the following components: diet, conservative methods of treatment aimed at reducing stomach acidity, eliminating Helicobacter pylori infection, stimulating ulcer regeneration, and also, in some cases, surgical methods of treatment.
Modern methods of conservative treatment include a certain standard regimen consisting of a combination of several drugs (antibiotics, proton pump blockers, histamine receptor blockers, antacids, gastroprotectors).
They resort to surgical intervention only in case of complications of peptic ulcer – ulcer perforations, gastrointestinal bleeding, obstruction of the pyloric canal la. In these cases, two types of operations are performed: vagotomy and gastric resection.
The prognosis of this disease is conditionally favorable. With modern adequate treatment, the ulcer is scarred, and the person’s working capacity is fully restored. However, further development of some severe complications, such as perforated ulcer and ulcerative bleeding, is possible, which leads to the development of peritonitis. Traditional methods of treating the disease are aimed at relieving symptomatic manifestations, but they are not able to completely restore the damaged surface of the mucous membrane.
Treatment of ulcerative lesions of the digestive tract with using cell therapy, is based on the unique ability of stem cells to replace all damaged or destroyed cells and tissues, thereby fully restoring the functionality of the digestive tract. The transplanted cells, getting into the stomach with the blood flow, replace the connective tissue formed in the process of scarring, completely replacing the affected cells with healthy ones. There is a complete restoration of the cells of the gastric mucosa and the blood circulation and metabolic processes are normalized. The immune system and the nervous system are strengthened, the normal process of food digestion is restored. It is necessary to start treatment of peptic ulcer disease when the first symptoms appear in order to maximize the therapeutic effect. After the application of regenerative therapy, in patients with ulcerative defects, a repeated examination revealed that the scar tissue formed at the site of the ulcer was completely replaced by healthy tissue.
As a result of cell therapy, in patients with peptic ulcer diseases, the balance between protective and aggressive factors that affect the gastric mucosa was completely restored, and all symptoms of the disease disappeared. The general condition of the body has improved, its own stem cells with blood flow enter all tissues and organs and gradually restore them, replacing sick and old cells. The results obtained are simply unique, and the transplantation procedure is not difficult. It is simply a series of droppers or various injections that are performed on an outpatient basis in a hospital setting. In fact, the injected cells are a huge plant for the production of building material necessary for the body.
further exclude or limit as much as possible the aggressive factors that led to these peptic ulcer diseases.