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Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES) is characterized by peptic ulcers, diarrhea, and marked gastric acid hypersecretion in association with a gastrin-secreting non–β islet cell endocrine tumor (gastrinoma). The reported incidence of gastrinomas ranges from 0.5 to 4 cases per million of the population per year. ZES is a rare

Peptic Ulcers in NSAID and Aspirin Users

Patients who develop peptic ulcers while on NSAIDs should be tested and treated for H pylori and the NSAID should be discontinued if possible. Acid-suppressive medication, usually with a proton pump inhibitor, should also be administered. Proton pump inhibitors block acid secretion by irreversibly binding and inhibiting

H. Pylori and dyspepsia AKA Indigestion

Indigestion aka dyspepsia  is a condition characterized by upper abdominal pain (above the navel), nausea, vomiting, bloating, and abdominal swelling, and may be accompanied by a sense of excessive fullness even after eating small amounts of food. The symptoms of dyspepsia are most often triggered by meals, and certain