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  ulcer. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Peptic ulcer occurs in the mucous membrane of the intestinal tract.
An estimated 90% of peptic ulcers are caused by infection with a bacterium, Helicobacter pylori, strains of which promote the formation of ulcers by causing an inflammtory response in the cells of the stomach wall, making it more susceptible to the hydrochloric acid secreted by the stomach.
Most commonly, it occurs in the stomach (gastric ulcer) or at the beginning of the small intestine (duodenal ulcer, the most common form) and causes abdominal pain, especially between meals.
www.bartleby.com /65/ul/ulcer.html   (409 words)

  
  Dr. Koop - Ulcer- Health Encyclopedia and Reference
In general, ulcers in the stomach and duodenum are referred to as peptic ulcers.
An ulcer is the result of an imbalance between aggressive and defensive factors.
The primary cause of ulcers is the bacterium called Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori).
www.drkoop.com /encyclopedia/93/119.html   (1465 words)

  
  Ulcer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An ulcer (from Latin ulcus) is an open sore of the skin, eyes or mucous membrane, often caused by an initial abrasion and generally maintained by an inflammation and/or an infection.
Ulcers are non-healing wounds that develop on the skin, mucous membranes or eye.
The ulcer is superficial and presents as an abrasion, blister, or wound with a shallow center.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ulcer   (769 words)

  
 Peptic ulcer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A peptic ulcer is an ulcer of one of those areas of the gastrointestinal tract that are usually acidic.
Tobacco smoking, blood group, spices and other factors that were suspected to cause ulcers until late in the 20th century, are actually of relatively minor importance in the development of peptic ulcers.
Gastric peptic ulcer is a mucosal defect which penetrates the muscularis mucosae and muscularis propria, produced by acid-pepsin aggression.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Peptic_ulcer   (1797 words)

  
 Ulcer - LoveToKnow 1911
When the ulcer is spreading the place is painful and the surrounding parts are flushed with extra blood, but under appropriate treatment the destructive process ceases and the ulcer gradually heals.
The bright surface of the ulcer becomes glazed over, and those changes take place in it which occur in an open wound.
Ulcers may arise from various causes in different parts of the body, and in association with certain specific diseases, such as syphilis, tubercle, cancer and typhoid fever.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Ulcer   (196 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)

  
 ulcer - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Ulcer, shallow sore produced by the destruction of skin or mucous membrane.
Skin ulcers may occur in association with a number of chronic illnesses,...
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 Emedicine Search Results for ulcer
Peptic Ulcer Disease - The lesion of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) is a disruption in the mucosal layer of the stomach or duodenum....
Duodenal Ulcers - Duodenal ulcer is a common condition characterized by the presence of a well-demarcated break in the mucosa th...
Ulcer, Corneal - This type of corneal ulcer is usually associated with a connective tissue disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis...
www.emedicine.com /cgi-bin/foxweb.exe/searchengine@/em/searchengine?boolean=and&book=all&maxhits=100&HiddenURL=&query=ulcer   (437 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   (602 words)

  
 Peptic Ulcers
Peptic ulcer disease is a general term for ulcers that occur in the stomach or duodenum (upper part of the small intestine).
A peptic ulcer is an erosion or sore in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract.
Duodenal ulcers usually first occur between the ages of 30-50 years and are twice as common in men as in women.
www.emedicinehealth.com /peptic_ulcers/article_em.htm   (313 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)

  
 Ulcer - Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention
In general, ulcers in the stomach and duodenum are referred to as peptic ulcers.
An ulcer is the result of an imbalance between aggressive and defensive factors.
The primary cause of ulcers is the bacterium called Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori).
www.healthscout.com /ency/68/119/main.html   (1392 words)

  
 MedlinePlus: Peptic Ulcer
The primary NIH organization for research on Peptic Ulcer is the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
A peptic ulcer is a sore in the lining of your stomach or your duodenum, the first part of your small intestine.
Peptic ulcers happen when the acids that help you digest food damage the walls of the stomach or duodenum.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/pepticulcer.html   (388 words)

  
 Gastric Ulcer
A gastric ulcer, also called a stomach ulcer, is a raw, eroded area in the lining of the stomach.
Gastric ulcers are most common in males between the ages of 55 and 70.
Ulcer can also be caused by the use of tobacco, alcohol and caffeine.
www.hmc.psu.edu /healthinfo/g/gastriculcer.htm   (760 words)

  
 eMedicine - Peptic Ulcer Disease : Article by Ameesh Shah, MD
Background: The lesion of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) is a disruption in the mucosal layer of the stomach or duodenum.
An ulcer is distinguished from an erosion by its penetration through the muscularis mucosa or the muscular coating of the gastric or duodenal wall.
The ulcer associated with a brain tumor or injury, or Cusing ulcer, is characterized as single, deep, and prone to perforation.
www.emedicine.com /ped/topic2341.htm   (4880 words)

  
 Stomach and Peptic Ulcer : by Ray Sahelian, M.D., herbs, natural options, supplements
They were found to reduce the size of the ulcers at day 3 and 7 in a dose-dependent manner, with a concomitant attenuation of myeloperoxidase activity at the ulcer tissues.
Ulcer healing activity was studied in gastric ulcers induced by acetic acid (50%) and HCI (0.6 M).
It was found that codonopsis extract had higher efficacy on gastric ulcer induced by stress, acetic acid and sodium hydroxide and little significant effect on ulcers induced by pyloroligature and indomethacin.
www.raysahelian.com /ulcer.html   (4895 words)

  
 Peptic Ulcer: Peptic Disorders: Merck Manual Home Edition
Ulcers develop when the normal defense and repair mechanisms of the lining of the stomach or duodenum are weakened, making the lining more likely to be damaged by stomach acid.
Also, when severe ulcers resist treatment, particularly if a person has several ulcers or the ulcers are in unusual places, a doctor may suspect an underlying condition that causes the stomach to overproduce acid.
Surgery is used primarily to deal with complications of a peptic ulcer, such as a perforation, an obstruction that fails to respond to drug therapy or that recurs, two or more major episodes of bleeding ulcers, a gastric ulcer suspected of being cancerous, or severe and frequent recurrences of peptic ulcers.
www.merck.com /mmhe/sec09/ch121/ch121c.html   (2864 words)

  
 AllRefer Health - Peptic Ulcer (Duodenal Ulcer, Ulcer - Duodenal or Gastric, Ulcer - Peptic)
Ulcers are erosions (wearing away or corrosion) in the lining of the stomach or duodenum.
An ulcer in the duodenum is called a duodenal ulcer.
Together, ulcers of the stomach and duodenum are referred to as peptic ulcers.
health.allrefer.com /health/duodenal-ulcer-info.html   (577 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   (634 words)

  
 ThirdAge: Peptic Ulcer
Peptic ulcer is a sore in the lining of the stomach or the first part of the small intestine (called the duodenum).
Ulcers in the stomach are often called gastric ulcers.
Ulcers in the duodenum are called duodenal ulcers.
www.thirdage.com /healthgate/files/11628.html   (977 words)

  
 Ulcers: What You Can Do to Heal Your Ulcer -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ulcers are sores on the lining of your digestive tract.
It is usually used to prevent gastric ulcers in people who need to take anti-inflammatory drugs and who have had stomach irritation or ulcers in the past.
These problems include bleeding, perforation (the ulcer eats through the wall of the digestive tract) or obstruction (the digestive tract is blocked and food can't leave the stomach).
familydoctor.org /186.xml   (872 words)

  
 Stomach ulcer
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   (921 words)

  
 Symptoms and Treatment for Peptic Ulcer
Peptic ulcers are erosions or open sores in the mucous lining of the stomach or duodenum (the first part of the small intestine).
People with peptic ulcer due to infection should discuss conventional treatment directed toward eradicating the organism—various combinations of antibiotics, acid blockers, and bismuth—with a medical doctor.
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.evitamins.com /healthnotes.asp?ContentID=1245005   (2315 words)

  
 The Doctors Book of Home Remedies Ulcer
Just a few years ago, doctors might as well have told patients with ulcers to surrender their taste buds because they were already asking them to completely give up just about every food they could taste.
In other words, listen to your ulcer and use common sense—whether you have a gastric ulcer (on the lining of your stomach) or a duodenal ulcer (on the duodenum, the part of the small intestine nearest the stomach).
Certainly ulcers are not rare—an estimated 5 million Americans have them, says John Kurata, Ph.D., an epidemiologist and associate adjunct professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, and research director of the San Bernardino County Medical Center in California.
www.mothernature.com /Library/Bookshelf/Books/47/134.cfm   (1620 words)

  
 Peptic Ulcer Disease-Topic Overview
Ulcers develop when the intestine or stomach's protective outer layer is broken down.
Peptic ulcers are no longer a condition that most people have to live with their entire lives.
To treat peptic ulcers, most people need to take medicines that reduce the amount of acid in the stomach.
www.webmd.com /digestive-disorders/tc/Peptic-Ulcer-Disease-Topic-Overview   (740 words)

  
 Peptic Ulcer - Vitacost   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Peptic ulcers are erosions or open sores in the mucous lining of the stomach or duodenum (the first part of the small intestine).
Whether or not an ulcer is caused by infection, people with peptic ulcer should avoid use of these substances.
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.vitacost.com /science/hn/Concern/Peptic_Ulcer.htm   (3357 words)

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