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Stomach ulcer symptoms

An ulcer is an eroded area of skin or mucous membrane. In common usage, however, ulcer usually refers to disorders in the upper digestive tract. The terms ulcer, gastric ulcer, and peptic ulcer are often used interchangeably. Stomach ulcer can develop in the lower part of the esophagus,

Celiac Disease Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Celiac disease (also called sprue, celiac sprue, and gluten enteropathy) is a permanent dietary disorder caused by an immunologic response to gluten, a storage protein found in certain grains, that results in diffuse damage to the proximal small intestinal mucosa with malabsorption of nutrients. Although symptoms may

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Symptoms , Diagnosis, Treatment

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects 10–20% of the adult U.S. population, is the most common diagnosis made by gastroenterologists, and is one of the top 10 reasons for visits to primary care physicians.Irritable Bowel Syndrome is the most common functional bowel disorder and affects predominantly women (70%

Peptic Ulcer Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment

Peptic ulcers (Stomach Ulcers)  are common, affecting 15% of individuals in the Western world. In many cases, they cause only mild symptoms  and little damage, but in others they can be life-threatening. The treatment of peptic ulcer has dramatically changed following our improved understanding of its pathogenesis, representing

Pancreatitis Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

What is  Pancreatitis ? pancreatitis is best defined as an acute infl ammatory process of the pancreas that may also involve peripancreatic tissues and remote organ systems. The overall incidence is 1 in 4000 for the general population. Most patients with acute pancreatitis have a mild course and

Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Upper gastrointestinal bleeding is broadly divided into two main patient groups, nonvariceal and variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding. The initial assessment and aggressive resuscitation of patients who present with an episode of upper gastrointestinal bleeding are important before endoscopy and have been shown to reduce mortality . This