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Upper GIT disorders

Upper GIT disorders

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Published by: anreilegarde on Mar 28, 2010
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PEPTIC ULCER
 
PEPTIC ULCER
 A break in the mucous lining of thegastrointestinal tract when it comes in contactwith gastric juice
peptic ulcer occurs in any area of thegastrointestinal tract exposed to acid-pepsinsecretions, including esophagus, stomach or duodenum.
 
RISK FACTORS
H. pylori infection
Low socioeconomic status
Crowded, unsanitary living conditions
Unclean food or water 
Use of NSAIDs
 Advance age
History of ulcer 
Cigarette smoking
Family history of PUD
Psychological stress, alcohol, caffeine consumption

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