Symptoms And Treatment Of Peptic Ulcer Disease

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What is PUD - H. Pylori? In the system of the gastrointestinal tract, there are some conditions that can affect quality of life and is common. One of these conditions is called peptic ulcer disease (PUD) or also known as H. Pylori (Helicobacter pylori), which is the bacteria associated with PUD that causes the infection that leads to PUD. Almost two thirds of the world is affected with this infection, unbeknownst to the host (Moscou, page 421). This infection is introduced in the body through contaminated sources of food or water. It also can be transmitted through person to person contact by kissing. Once ingested, buffers are released and the bacteria is able to survive despite the acidic conditions of the stomach. Most people do not produce symptoms of the infection, however, there are some that may experience irritation and tissue damage from overproduction of gastric acids and peptic ulcers. Duodenal ulcers, which form in the upper region of the small intestines, are more common in younger people. Peptic ulcers tend to be more common with age as they are more likely to be infected. This disease is treatable and obliteration of the H. pylori results in ulcer cure and prevention of recurrences (Zoorob, page 243) Symptoms of PUD The symptoms of the peptic ulcer will depend on the location of it. A gastric ulcer located in the stomach will result in pain of the upper abdomen approximately 15 to 30 minutes after consumption of food. Because of the pain, one may be afraid

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