Peptic Ulcer Disease

Intense burning or gnawing stomach pain?

Reduce stomach pain, burning, and discomfort with traditional Tibb approaches. Restore balance in your digestive system with dietary adjustments, lifestyle changes, and herbal remedies. Schedule a consultation today!

Treat Peptic Ulcer Disease

The Tibb Approach to Ulcer Treatment

Heat and Dryness Imbalance: Tibb associates peptic ulcers with excessive heat and dryness qualities. This imbalance leads to burning stomach pain.

Lifestyle Impact: A lifestyle promoting excessive heat and dryness increases ulcer risk. Consuming spicy foods, alcohol, and neglecting stress management are contributing factors. The excess heat also makes people more susceptible to H. pylori bacteria inflammation.

Temperament Predisposition: People with a dominant or sub-dominant bilious temperament (inherently hot and dry) are more prone to peptic ulcers.

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What is peptic Ulcer Disease?

Peptic ulcers are sores that develop on the lining of the stomach or upper part of the small intestine. There are three types of peptic ulcers namely Esophageal ulcers which occur in the esophagus (tube connecting mouth to stomach), Gastric ulcers which occur in the stomach and Duodenal ulcers which occur in the upper part of the small intestine.

What causes Peptic Ulcer Disease?

Imbalance of Digestive Factors: Reduced production of protective stomach lining mucus or increased production of stomach acid.
Contributing Factors: Use of certain medications (NSAIDs, corticosteroids, high-dose vitamin C). Diet low in water, high in meat, fried foods, and spices. Chronic stress and anxiety.

Peptic Ulcers Signs and Symptoms

  • Burning or gnawing stomach pain, worse when hungry or at night.
  • Feeling bloated or nauseous.
  • Pain relief after eating certain foods, followed by worsening.

Tibb Lifestyle Factors for Peptic Ulcer Disease Treatment

Dietary Adjustments

Focus on Cooling and Moistening Foods: Prioritize Cold & Moist foods like rice, cucumber, watermelon, and milk. Include Cold & Dry foods like yogurt, potatoes, apples, and coconut oil in moderation. Limit Hot & Moist foods like mutton, ginger, spinach, and sugar. Minimize Hot & Dry foods like chicken, eggs, garlic, and onions.

Other Dietary Tips

Eat frequent, small meals throughout the day. Include well-cooked white rice, yogurt, and cottage cheese in your meals. Increase vegetable and fruit intake (carrots, broccoli, apples). Allow hot beverages (like rooibos tea) to cool before drinking. Foods to Avoid: Fried foods, tea, coffee, alcohol, chocolate, strong spices, animal fats, carbonated drinks.

Lifestyle Practices

Stress Management: Practice slow, deep breathing exercises twice daily to reduce stress. Hydration: Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Water dilutes stomach acid and assists digestion. Medications: Avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as they can irritate the stomach lining. Smoking Cessation: Consider quitting smoking, as nicotine can worsen symptoms. Digestive Support: Maintain a high-fiber diet to promote healthy bowel movements. Consider using a gentle, natural laxative monthly.

Herbal Remedies

Aloe Vera Juice: Drink 25ml of aloe vera juice two to three times daily to promote healing. Licorice Root Powder: Mix 1 tsp of licorice root

This information is for educational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. If you suffer from this condition, please book a consultation for expert medical advice.

Off the shelf treatments for Peptic Ulcer Disease

Its always best to consult with a practitioner before self medicating. Schedule a consultation today.

The Practitioner

Dr. Gani's Journey to Tibb Medicine

Dr. Faheema Gani is a qualified Complementary & Alternative medicine practitioner and board-certified physician with a deep-rooted passion for Tibb medicine. She is registered with the AHPCSA (Allied Health professionals council of South Africa) and has dedicated her career to providing holistic and personalized healthcare solutions to patients in Centurion, Gauteng.

Dr. Gani's pursuit of expertise in Tibb medicine led her to pursue a five-year course in complementary and alternative medicine, with a specific focus on Unani Tibb for two years. She completed her training and gained invaluable practical experience at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town.

2021

Expanding her horizons, Dr. Gani relocated to the UAE, where she immersed herself in an international healthcare environment. She gained extensive knowledge, skills, and techniques through training under leading specialists in various fields, including cardiology, pathology, ENT, gynecology, orthopedics, endocrinology, urology, and physiotherapy.

MoniQue van Wyk
MoniQue van Wyk
2023-12-11
So happy to have found dr Gani. Amazing experience
Muhammed Vanjaria
Muhammed Vanjaria
2023-12-11
I have only had good and positive results from my treatments.
Lebogang Rangata
Lebogang Rangata
2023-12-11
Dr Tibb helped my daughter a lot. She has bronchitis and constantly had a tight chest. The Natural meds she gave her helped and is still helping. Thanks a million Dr Tibb!
Karlien Erasmus
Karlien Erasmus
2023-11-11
Dr Gani's holistic approach to health helped me to take control of my own health while providing me with support and guidance through her expert medical knowledge.
Mariam Carrim
Mariam Carrim
2023-03-25
Dr Faheema Gani is the most amazing , gentle doctor that I have been to.Her Gentle healing helped me greatly . I can not express my gratitude enough. She will forever be remembered in my prayers ❤️ I definitely recommend her and will be using her in the future . 5 Stars Doc