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Peptic Ulcers: Types, Symptoms and Treatment

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Normally, the lining of the stomach and intestines has defences against acid produced by the stomach. When something interferes with those defences the acid may cause damage. A peptic ulcer is a product of this damage; it is an open and inflamed sore.

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A peptic ulcer occurs in the lining of the stomach or on the upper section of the small intestine (duodenum). They are defined as: gastric ulcers: ulcers that occur on the inside of the stomach; and duodenal ulcers: ulcers that occur on the inside of the small intestine.

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stanley catts
01 Mar 2020
yes,a good read.Owing to stress or a bacteria we can develop an ulcer from the upper intestine to the inside of our stomach.Same can be diagnosed with a endoscopy and treated with anti biotics.,diets another consideration
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Perrina Bozanich
17 Aug 2020
interesting read
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Beverley Austin
12 Jul 2020
Quick overview of peptic ulcers.
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robyn vouden
15 Mar 2021
Informative and educational
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Mary McEvoy
14 Apr 2021
Good knowledge update
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Alexandra Ehlert
13 Jul 2020
Good quick review
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DIana Allen
14 Jul 2020
This has refreshed my knowledge of gastric and duodenal ulcers
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rochelle bartsch
13 Jul 2020
Concise article easily understood
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Laura Wright
24 Nov 2019
Informative and applicable to many areas of practice. Would recommend this article to all to reinforce knowledge.
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Kirstee
11 Apr 2022
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The article was about what a peptic ulcer is, the risk factors that can higher your chances of getting a peptic ulcer and the treatment that is available.
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