H Pylori, chronically inflamed stomach lining and extreme malabsorption
Hi, I'm suffering from H pylori infection and resulting ulcer from a long time. A worse problem is extreme malabsorption, followed by extreme weight loss (more than 10 Kg at one time) and extreme fatigue, especially since November last year.
I also developed diabetes like symptoms, but my sugar readings are supposed to be OK.
I started taking flax seeds which relieved my other sugar like symptoms but my weight doesn't increase, and chronic fatigue is a problem. Plus the stomach is very sensitive, feels like there is a sore inside.
Do you have a natural remedy for this? My condition improves every time I take antibiotics for H pylori, but H pylori returns every time. I don't want to take antibiotics anymore.
My condition deteriorates if I don't take food early in the morning.
Amla also tends to worsen my condition, but I want to try Amla. Is there a way?
Thank you for your time,
Michelle says: Hi Anil, sorry for the long delay in getting back to you.... I’m working on another major project right now and can’t get around to checking emails as often as I would like. Anyways, I’m sorry to hear that you’re suffering from stomach ulcers.
Let’s look at the things you’ve noticed so far.... Since eating breakfast seems to help, be sure to eat a good breakfast every single day.
Pay attention to the foods that agree with you and those that disagree with you. Avoid all of the foods that cause any problems, even if it means eating a very simple and plain diet. You definitely don’t want to be eating anything that causes any more problems.
Try to focus on highly nutritious foods. Since you're not absorbing a lot, you want to make sure you're getting all the nutrients you can. If you've got a good blender, you can try blending up your foods first. Swirl the food around in your mouth first before swallowing it to start the digestive process.
You mentioned that Amla tends to worsen your condition. My suggestion is therefore to avoid it altogether - at least until your stomach ulcer heals.
Because you’ve been on antibiotics, it’s a great idea to supplement with an acidophilus supplement as antibiotics tend to kill off the good bacteria too.
Some useful herbs that are used often for helping with stomach ulcers are: marshmallow root, meadowsweet, goldenseal, and slippery elm. Slippery elm is a nutritive herb, so it will help to provide you will much needed nutrients, especially if you’re still losing weight. Your natural health care practitioner should be able to help you decide on a formula that is suitable for your particular needs.
You may be losing some blood through your ulcer and that could account for your fatigue. Perhaps your doctor can run some tests to determine that as well as to test your iron levels. If you are low in iron, a good simple supplement to take would be 1 – 2 tbsp of blackstrap molasses each day. The best tasting brand I’ve found so far is the Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Blackstrap Molasses.
Are you under a lot of stress? If so, then you’ve got to work on reducing your stress levels. Take time out for regular rest and relaxation breaks. Try to spend in nature which tends to have a very calming and soothing effect.
Hope that helps!