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Stomach Cancer Symptoms

It is hard to find stomach cancer in its early stage because there often are no symptoms. When the symptoms do occur, they can be vague, and people often ignore them. Stomach Cancer Symptoms  usually arrive late because of the large capacity of the stomach. Anyone who feels full

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

Helicobacter pylori Infection

Helicobacter pylori is a spiral gram-negative urease-producing bacterium that can be found in the mucus coating the gastric mucosa or between the mucous layer and gastric epithelium. Multiple factors enable the bacterium to live in the hostile stomach acid environment, including its ability to produce urease, which

Eosinophilic Esophagitis Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Eosinophilic esophagitis is a chronic and increasingly recognized inflammatory disorder of the esophagus characterized by abnormal infiltration of eosinophils of the esophageal mucosa, often resulting in dysphagia and food impaction. The disorder is being diagnosed with much greater frequency and increased recognition alone may not be responsible

Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Unlike Crohn disease, inflammation in ulcerative colitis is limited to the mucosal layer of the colon. The rectum is virtually always involved, with inflammation extending proximally in a confluent fashion. The extent of proximal involvement is variable. A significant proportion of patients have disease confined to the