GD - Peptic Ulcer
A peptic ulcer is any localized erosion of the mucosal lining of those portions of the alimentary tract that come in contact with acidic gastric juice. Mostly ulcers are found in the stomach, jejunum (gastric ulcers – occurs inside the stomach) and in duodenum (duodenal ulcers-occurs inside the small intestine) above the point of entry of alkaline pancreatic juices. Peptic ulcer disease is an ulcer of an area of the gastrointestinal tract that is usually acidic and thus extremely painful.
- Abdominal pain
- Bloating and abdominal fullness
- Water brash
- Nausea and vomiting
- Hematemesis (vomiting of blood)
- Loss of appetite and weight loss.
- People who have a history of ulcer in the family as a genetic trait.
- Irregular food habits
- Excessive consumption of chemical and thermal irritants.
- A bacterium called Helicobacter pylori impairs mucosal defence making it more susceptible to ulceration.
- Antiacids and inhibiors of astric acid secretion are tow main drugs used to aid the disease.
- Diets should be free from chemical and thermal irritants.
- The patients suffering from peptic ulcer need lot of rest and care.
- The bowel movement should be reduced
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