Benefits of stem cells
Peptic ulcers are open sores that appear in the inner lining of the stomach and the upper part of the small intestine. The most common symptom of a peptic ulcer is stomach pain.
Many people with peptic ulcers don’t even have symptoms.
Peptic ulcers include:
- Gastric ulcers that occur inside the stomach.
- Duodenal ulcers that occur inside the upper part of the small intestine (duodenum).
The potential of mesenchymal stem cells to treat ulcer has been confirmed.
The most common symptom of a peptic ulcer is a dull or burning pain in the stomach. The person may feel pain anywhere between the navel and the sternum. More often, the pain occurs when the stomach is empty, such as between meals or during the night.
The messenger molecule prompts neighboring gastric stem cells to release antibacterial proteins actively. These proteins protect the stem cell niche against invasion by pathogens such as Helicobacter pylori, which is responsible for the development of gastric ulcers.
This allows the body to prevent more serious consequences of the infection, such as gastric ulcers and gastric cancer.