PEPTIC ULCER DISEASE
Description


 
  Symptoms
Abdominal pain          Abdominal bloating Appetite - loss
Back - pain Belching Nausea
Stool - black Swallowing - difficulty Vomiting
Weakness Weight - loss  
  Description
Peptic ulcers, also called PUD, duodenal ulcer, esophageal ulcer, gastric ulcer, and stomach ulcer, are erosions equal or greater than 0.5 cm in the gastric or duodenal mucosa and happen when the acidic digestive juices damage the walls of the stomach or duodenum.

The most common cause is infection with a bacterium called helicobacter pylori. Another cause is the long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) such as aspirin.
  Diagnosis
The following tests can help to diagnose peptic ulcers:

- Test for helicobacter pylori.

- Endoscopy.

- Barium X-ray.
  More information:
Peptic Ulcer Disease Treatment
Peptic Ulcer Disease Healthcare Centers
 

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