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Ulcer – Definition
Inflammatory lesion open due to the corrosive action of gastric juices, located on the inner surface of the stomach (gastric ulcer) or duodenum (duodenal ulcer). The gastric juice secreted by the stomach is highly acidic and corrosive, when the protective factors of gastric and duodenal mucosa are not due to a chronic inflammation or action of irritants, the attack of digestive enzymes cause the lesion referred to as peptic ulcers. Read the rest of this entry »
Ulcers are sores in the lining of the digestive tract. Your digestive tract consists of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum (first portion of the intestines) and intestines. Most ulcers are located in the duodenum. These ulcers are called duodenal ulcers. Ulcers located in the stomach are called gastric ulcers. Ulcers in the esophagus are called esophageal ulcers.
What causes ulcers?
Doctors used to think ulcers were produced due to stress or by eating food with too much acid. We now know that this is not true. Most ulcers are caused by infection. The infection is caused by a bacterium (germ) called Helicobacter pylori which is abbreviated H. pylori. Acid and other juices produced by the stomach can contribute to ulcers and can burn the lining of your digestive tract. This can occur if your body produces too much acid or if the lining of your digestive tract is damaged in some way. Physical or emotional stress (stress) may not necessarily cause an ulcer, but may aggravate an ulcer if you have one.
Anti-inflammatory medications can also cause ulcers. Although most people take these medicines without any problems, long-term use can damage the lining of the stomach and cause ulcers. Anti-inflammatory drugs include aspirin, ibuprofen (one brand name: Motrin), naproxen (brand name: Aleve), ketoprofen (brand names: Actron, Orudis KT) and some medicines for arthritis prescription obtained . Read the rest of this entry »
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the colon and rectum, which is similar to Crohn’s disease . If Crohn’s disease can occur anywhere in the digestive tract and reach the deep tissue, ulcerative colitis is a superficial damage to the lining of the colon and rectum . It is also called ulcerative colitis.
There are 4 types of ulcerative colitis, depending on the extent of the disease:
ulcerative proctitis, which is limited to the rectum;
the proctosigmoiditis, which affects the rectum and sigmoid colon;
distal colitis, which affects the part of the colon on the left side of the body (rectum to the top of the descending colon);
pancolitis, which affects the entire colon. Read the rest of this entry »
Peptic ulcer is a lesion of the tissue lining (mucosa) of the stomach (gastric ulcer) or, more frequently, the duodenum (duodenal ulcer).
This is a very common disease. At any time one or two hundred people have gastric or duodenal ulcer. The disease occurs in cycles in which, after a period of exacerbation, followed by a period shorter or longer, of apparent recovery.
The disease is favored by some factors such as smoking (which should be avoided as much as possible), genetic factors (more common among subjects with blood group 0), age (more common in the elderly) and sex (more common in men). Some medications such as aspirin and non steroidal anti-inflammatory, favor the formation of an ulcer and can increase the risk of pre-existing bleeding ulcer. Read the rest of this entry »
Canker sores are open sores and benign mouth ulcer appears as a white or yellow in the center and a bright red area around it.
Canker sores are more common in women than in men and can occur at any age but usually first appear between 10 and 40 years of age.
Canker sores usually appear on the lining of the mouth, cheeks, lips, tongue or soft palate and the gum base. Usually begin with a tingling or burning sensation followed by a red spot or bump that becomes ulcerated and painful.
The pain usually goes to decline for itself in 1 week and is cured in 2 to 3 weeks.
If there are many sores at a time can give a feeling of fever or malaise.
Canker sores are recurrent outbreaks often recur for many years. Read the rest of this entry »