Peptic Ulceration Research Paper by sirius1

Peptic Ulceration
An overview of peptic ulceration including a description of types of ulceration, pathophysiology, connections with H.pylori, drug treatments, after care and social factors.
# 45954 | 4,347 words | 21 sources | MLA | 2003 | GB
Published on Nov 30, 2003 in Medical and Health (General) , Biology (General)

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This paper looks at the condition of peptic ulceration, a weakening of the gastric or duodenal mucosa, together with a possible infection with H. pylori. It shows how a combination of excessive acids, toxins from the bacterial infection and stress, anxiety and bad diet are all contributors to the symptoms as well as a chance of predisposition to the condition depending on social standing. It demonstrates how a healthy diet, lifestyle and moderate exercise are key methods in prevention.

Disease Classification
Normal Physiology of the Gastro-Intestinal System
The Areas Affected by the Disorder and the Effects
The Role of Helicobacter Pylori
Symptoms/Features of Peptic Ulceration
Lifestyle Changes and the Impact on the Patient

From the Paper:

"Bruce and Finlay (1997) describe a peptic ulcer is an erosion of the mucosal wall of the stomach, pylorus or duodenum caused by an imbalance between secretion of hydrochloric acid, the amount of mucous secretions and a reduction in neutralisation of gastric acid by duodenal, biliary and pancreatic juices (the acid-alkaline barrier). Symptoms rarely exist in the absence of acid-pepsin. Hobsley (1982) states there are two forms of peptic ulcer; acute and chronic. The acute ulcer can be found anywhere in the stomach or first part of the duodenum but is often seen in the antrum and is a shallow erosion of the mucosa. It is associated with stress and usually causes no serious symptoms unless it haemorrhages."

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