Investigation of Stomach Ulcer among Women of Reproductive Age: Studying the Causes and Appropriate Treatment Methods in the 21st Century


  • Dr. Etini Otumo Department of Molecular Basis of Human Disease University of Crete, School of Medicine, Greece
  • Dr. S. A. Imogie Tamale Teaching Hospital, Tamale, Ghana
  • Dr. Mickail Hasan Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana


Stomach Ulcers, Women, Reproductive Age, Causes, Treatment Methods, 21st Century


The study carefully investigated the causes and appropriate treatment methods of stomach ulcer among women of reproductive age in the 21st century. Descriptive survey design was used in carrying out the research. The study was conducted in Akwa Ibom State. The population of the study comprised all medical personnel in Akwa Ibom State. Eighty (80) medical personnel were selected using stratified random sampling. The instrument used for data collection was a structured questionnaire tagged “Stomach Ulcer and Women of Reproductive Age Questionnaire (SUWRAQ). A reliability test was carried out on the research instrument which produced the reliability coefficient of 0.92, considered to be substantially high enough to justify the use of the instrument. The study made use of descriptive statistics. The study revealed that there is need for an holistic treatment approach in treating stomach ulcers. Treatment options should include proton pump inhibitors and antibiotics, integrative therapies, dietary modifications, and pharmacotherapy for comprehensive treatment. The study concluded that there are very many cases of stomach ulcer common among women of reproductive age. The study also concluded that there are several precautions for women of reproductive age of the matter such as the need for a comprehensive understanding of the multifactorial nature of stomach ulcers. One of the recommendations was that women should prioritize stress management techniques, such as mindfulness meditation or yoga, to mitigate ulcer development and exacerbations associated with chronic stress.


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How to Cite

Otumo, D. E., Imogie, D. S. A., & Hasan, D. M. (2024). Investigation of Stomach Ulcer among Women of Reproductive Age: Studying the Causes and Appropriate Treatment Methods in the 21st Century. International Journal of Pediatrics and Genetics, 2(3), 5–15. Retrieved from