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Topic: Stomach ulcers


  
  Helicobacter Pylori
The stomach, including the antrum, is covered by a layer of mucous that protects it from the strong stomach acid.
When H. pylori is found in the stomach, it is tempting to believe that it is the cause of the symptoms, although this connection is not yet clear cut.
Stomach Ulcers: With stomach ulcers, H. pylori infection is found in 60 to 80 percent of the cases.
www.gicare.com /pated/ecdgs30.htm   (1262 words)

  
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An ulcer in the lining of the stomach or duodenum, where hydrochloric acid and pepsin are present, is referred to as a peptic ulcer.
Ulcers located at the end of the stomach, where the duodenum is attached, can cause swelling and scarring, which can narrow or close the intestinal opening.
These ulcers are referred to as peptic ulcers: gastric ulcers in the stomach and duodenal ulcers in the duodenum.
www.umm.edu /digest/ulcers.htm   (1455 words)

  
 Ulcers   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An ulcer is a sore or lesion that forms in the lining of the stomach or duodenum where acid and pepsin are present.
In general, ulcers in the stomach and duodenum are referred to as peptic ulcers.
Ulcers rarely occur in the esophagus or in the first portion of the duodenum, the duodenal bulb.
www.gastro.com /html/ulcer.shtml   (3891 words)

  
 Stomach ulcer: symptoms, cause, treatment, prevention, complications, risks, long-term outlook
A stomach ulcer (also called a peptic ulcer) is a small erosion (hole) in the gastrointestinal tract.
The direct cause of peptic ulcers is the destruction of the gastric or intestinal mucosal lining of the stomach by hydrochloric acid, an acid normally present in the digestive juices of the stomach.
However, stomach ulcers can cause hemorrhages from the erosion of a major blood vessel; a tear in the wall of the stomach or intestine, with resultant peritonitis; or obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract because of spasm or swelling in the area of the ulcer.
www.mamashealth.com /stomach.asp   (612 words)

  
 Stomach Ulcers | AHealthyMe.com
The male/female ratio for ulcers of the digestive tract is 3:1.
Ulcer penetration is a complication in which the ulcer erodes through the intestinal wall without digestive fluid leaking into the abdomen.
The drugs that are currently used to protect the stomach tissues are sucralfate (Carafate), which forms a pastelike substance that clings to the mucous tissues and prevents further damage from stomach acid; and bismuth preparations.
www.ahealthyme.com /topic/topic114222   (2048 words)

  
 Stomach Ulcers
The most common ulcer symptom is a gnawing or burning pain in the abdomen between the breastbone and the naval.
As an ulcer eats into the muscles of the stomach or duodenal wall, blood vessels may also be damaged, which causes bleeding.
Most bleeding ulcers can be treated endoscopically_the ulcer is located and the blood vessel is cauterized with a heating device or injected with material to stop bleeding.
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 Stomach Ulcers
Stomach ulcers are caused by the gastrointestinal tract being eroded by acidic stomach digestive juices.
While Stomach Ulcers are not considered as being contagious or even cancerous, there is a possibility that the ulcer can become malignant.
Now while having a stomach ulcer can be a problem due to the pain that you may experience, the ulcer itself may be the indications of another disease or medical condition.
www.calpoly.edu /~smwong/Ulcer/Stomach-Ulcers.html   (479 words)

  
 Ulcers
Peptic ulcers are ulcers that form in the stomach or the upper part of the small intestine, called the duodenum (pronounced: doo-uh-dee-num).
Ulcers caused by H. pylori bacteria are generally treated with a combination of medications; usually two to three medicines are taken every day for a few weeks.
The best advice in ulcer prevention is to always wash your hands after you use the bathroom and before you eat and to take good care of your body by exercising regularly and not smoking or drinking.
www.kidshealth.org /teen/diseases_conditions/digestive/ulcers.html   (1241 words)

  
 BBC - Health - Conditions - Peptic ulcers
Removing large chunks of the digestive tract used to be the only way to end the pain of chronic stomach ulcers and avoid the risk of a potentially life-threatening haemorrhage.
Ulcers of the stomach (gastric ulcers) and the duodenum (the first part of the intestines after the stomach) are together known as peptic ulcers.
Other factors that increase the risk of an ulcer include a family history of ulcers and being blood group O. It used to be thought that high levels of stress could cause ulcers, but many doctors now think emotional stress simply accentuates the pain of an existing ulcer and may interfere with healing.
www.bbc.co.uk /health/conditions/pepticulcers1.shtml   (669 words)

  
 Ulcers
Peptic ulcers are ulcers that form in the stomach or the upper part of the small intestine, called the duodenum (pronounced: doo-uh-dee-num).
Ulcers caused by H. pylori bacteria are generally treated with a combination of medications; usually two to three medicines are taken every day for a few weeks.
The best advice in ulcer prevention is to always wash your hands after you use the bathroom and before you eat and to take good care of your body by exercising regularly and not smoking or drinking.
kidshealth.org /teen/diseases_conditions/digestive/ulcers.html   (1241 words)

  
 Le Magazine December 2006 - Report: Promoting Stomach Health Naturally
This bacterium is the culprit in nearly 80% of stomach ulcers and in more than 90% of ulcers in the duodenum, the first portion of the small intestine.
When the upper region of the stomach is also infected with H. pylori, the resulting inflammation sets the stage for stomach cancer or a specific type of stomach lymphoma.
While ulcers are most often related to H. pylori infection or use of NSAIDs, GERD is caused by the failure of the lower esophageal sphincter to close properly.
www.lef.org /magazine/mag2006/dec2006_report_stomach_01.htm   (1688 words)

  
 Gastric Stomach Ulcers in Horses
To understand why horses of all kinds develop ulcers, it's helpful to first define just what an ulcer is. In horses, as well as in people, it's a wound in the lining of the stomach caused by acid.
As a result, the amount of acid that accumulates in a horse's stomach declines when he's eating and increases when he's not - sometimes to a potentially injurious level - which indicates how important grazing may be to a horse's well-being.
Consider, too, the results of one study that Murray conducted: He examined the stomach linings of horses who had been living their lives as nature intended - turned out to pasture and allowed to graze round-the-clock - and found that most were normal.
www.equisearch.com /horses_care/health/illnesses_injuries/eqhorseulc217   (2579 words)

  
 Stomach ulcer - Better Health Channel.
The term 'peptic ulcer' refers to those that occur in either the stomach or the first part of the small intestine that leads out of the stomach, called the duodenum.
A stomach or gastric ulcer is a break in the tissue lining of the stomach.
Most stomach ulcers are caused by infection with the Helicobacter pylori bacterium or anti-inflammatory medication, not stress or poor diet as once thought.
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au /bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Stomach_ulcer   (986 words)

  
 Symptoms of Stomach Ulcers; Causes of Stomach Ulcers
While the term “ulcer” can refer to any type of sore or lesion that won’t heal, gastric ulcers are crater-like sores that develop in the mucous membrane, or lining of the stomach.
It is also possible for a stomach ulcer to become malignant, or to develop within an existing cancer.
Caffeine stimulates acid secretion in the stomach, and can aggravate an existing ulcer, and ulcers are more common in people who have cirrhosis of the liver —; a disease linked to heavy alcohol consumption.
health.learninginfo.org /stomach-ulcers.htm   (881 words)

  
 STOMACH ULCERS
A peptic ulcer is a sore on the lining of the stomach or duodenum, which is the beginning of the small intestine.
Peptic ulcers are common: One in 10 Americans develops an ulcer at some time in his or her life.
Most stomach ulcers are now considered to be caused by the Helicobacter pylori bacteria.
www.fibromyalgiacfsstore.com /stomachulcers.html   (1359 words)

  
 Equine Stomach Ulcers and treatment
Stomach ulcers in horses are a major problem in adult horses as well as foals
Most horses don't show any signs of ulcers and you'll end up tipping them out because they don't perform on the track as their pedigree would have you expect them to.
Acid released in the stomach in the absence of feed is thought to be the main factor in the disease.
www.ranvet.com.au /equine_ulcers.htm   (524 words)

  
 Peptic Ulcers including gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer and esophageal ulcer information at MedicineNet.com
A peptic ulcer of the stomach is called a gastric ulcer; of the duodenum, a duodenal ulcer; and of the esophagus, an esophageal ulcer.
An ulcer occurs when the lining of these organs is corroded by the acidic digestive juices which are secreted by the stomach cells.
NSAIDs cause ulcers by interfering with prostaglandins in the stomach.
www.medicinenet.com /peptic_ulcer/article.htm   (603 words)

  
 Understanding Ulcers -- Basic Information
Peptic ulcers are holes or breaks in the protective lining of the duodenum (the upper part of the small intestine) or the stomach - areas that come into contact with stomach acids and enzymes.
Until the mid-1980s, the conventional wisdom was that ulcers form as a result of stress, a genetic predisposition to excessive stomach acid secretion, and poor consumption habits (including overindulging in rich and fatty foods, alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco).
While excessive stomach acid secretion certainly plays a role in the development of ulcers, a relatively recent theory holds that bacterial infection is the primary cause of peptic ulcers.
www.webmd.com /digestive-disorders/understanding-ulcers-basic-information   (612 words)

  
 MotherNature.com - Peptic Ulcer
Peptic ulcers are typically treated with antibiotics (e.g., amoxicillin [e.g., Amoxil®, Trimox®], clarithromycin [Biaxin®], tetracycline [e.g., Achromycin®, Sumycin®]), metronidazole [e.g., Flagyl®]), and bismuth subsalicylate (e.g., Pepto-Bismol®) to eliminate infection with H.
Exposing the lining of the stomach to foods to which a person is allergic has been reported to cause bleeding in the stomach.
In a study of people with stomach and intestinal ulcers or chronic inflammation of the stomach lining, 90 to 120 mg of corydalis extract per day (equal to 5 to 10 grams of the crude herb) was found to be effective in 76% of the participants.
www.mothernature.com /Library/Ency/Index.cfm/Id/1245005   (3185 words)

  
 Stomach ulcers draw a map of human migration - smh.com.au
Stomach ulcers draw a map of human migration
The germ that causes stomach ulcers has been a constant travelling companion throughout tens of thousands of years of human migration.
Professor Marshall and his colleague Dr Robin Warren revolutionised the treatment of ulcers with their 1983 discovery that they were caused by H.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2003/03/09/1047144868643.html   (374 words)

  
 H. pylori and Peptic Ulcer
A peptic ulcer is a sore on the lining of the stomach or duodenum, which is the beginning of the small intestine.
Peptic ulcers are common: One in 10 Americans develops an ulcer at some time in his or her life.
If an ulcer is bleeding, the doctor can use the endoscope to inject drugs that promote clotting or to guide a heat probe that cauterizes the ulcer.
digestive.niddk.nih.gov /ddiseases/pubs/hpylori   (1571 words)

  
 First direct link found between bacteria in drinking water and stomach ulcers
Helicobacter pylori is an organism linked to the cause of at least 75 percent of all stomach ulcers and two types of stomach cancers.
Interviews with residents who consumed the water found a statistically significant correlation between presence of the bacterium and cases of stomach ulcers.
Approximately 16,000 deaths are attributed annually to complications of peptic ulcer disease.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/1999-06/PS-Fdlf-030699.php   (347 words)

  
 Peptic ulcers
An ulcer is damage to the inner lining (the mucosa) of the stomach or the upper part of the intestine (duodenum).
Nevertheless, this bacteria is the most common cause of ulcers in the stomach and the duodenum.
However, as these medicines can still cause ulcers, they should not be used in people with an active ulcer, and only after careful consideration in people with a history of ulcers.
www.netdoctor.co.uk /diseases/facts/pepticulcer.htm   (1728 words)

  
 Stomach and Duodenal Ulcers
Researchers believe that the stomach's inability to defend itself against the powerful digestive fluids, acid and pepsin, contributes to ulcer formation.
If the doctor performs an endoscopy to diagnose an ulcer, tissue samples of the stomach can be obtained.
Most bleeding ulcers can be treated endoscopically--the ulcer is located and the blood vessel is cauterized with a heating device or injected with material to stop bleeding.
www.hoptechno.com /ulcers1998.htm   (3788 words)

  
 Helicobacter and stomach ulcers
If you belch or have burning in your stomach or chest, particularly when your stomach is empty, you have either an infection, a tumor, or an incurable condition called GERD in which you belch and have pain and don't have the foggiest idea why.
Now almost every reasonable physician agrees that all people who have belching and burning in the stomach and a positive blood test for helicobacter pylori can be cured with antibiotics, but many gastroenterologists stubbornly refuse to treat patients with ulcer symptoms and a negative blood test or biopsy for that germ.
The endoscopic characteristics of inflammation in the stomach, in contrast to those of the esophagus and colon, are inconspicuous or lacking, ''Endoscopic gastritis'' does not correlate sufficiently with ''histologic gastritis'' and the term ''gastritis'' is to be limited to cases confirmed histologically.
www.drmirkin.com /morehealth/G123.htm   (2580 words)

  
 Stomach Ulcers - George T. Lewith M.A., M.R.C.G.P., M.R.C.P. - HealthWorld Online
Ulcers can occur in the stomach and are usually found either in the stomach proper (gastric ulcers), or in the part of the intestine that drains food from the stomach (duodenal ulcers).
Stomach ulcers are a common problem but their exact cause is unknown.
Fortunately both types of stomach ulcer heal spontaneously and this creates a great deal of difficulty in assessing the curative effects of acupuncture as compared to natural remission; furthermore, there are now available some highly effective and relatively non-toxic drugs to cure ulcers.
www.healthy.net /scr/article.asp?lk=P618&Id=2023   (288 words)

  
 Relax! Stress won't cause stomach ulcers - Baylor College of Medicine
According to Graham, a stomach ulcer is like a scraped knee -- if left alone, it will heal naturally.
"H. pylori infection is the primary cause of stomach ulcers," says Graham, also chief of gastroenterology at BCM, and chief of the digestive diseases section at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Although H. pylori infection is highly transmissible, it is not spread through kissing or sexual contact.
www.bcm.edu /news/item.cfm?newsID=120   (266 words)

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