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What is Peptic Ulcer and its causes?

Asked by Joseph Chacko, 28 Feb '13 03:45 pm
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Peptic ulcers are sores that develop in the lining of the stomach, esophagus, and small intestine as a result of erosion from stomach acids.
Different factors can cause the lining of the stomach, the esophagus, and the small intestine to break down.
Answered by Quest, 28 Feb '13 05:25 pm

 
  
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Peptic ulcers are sores that develop in the lining of the stomach, esophagus, and small intestine as a result of erosion from stomach acids. Peptic ulcers are a fairly common health problem.
Different factors can cause the lining of the stomach, the esophagus, and the small intestine to break down. These include:

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) - a bacteria that can cause a stomach infection and inflammation
frequent use of aspirin, ibuprofen, and other anti-inflammatory drugs (risk associated with this behavior is increased in women and people over the age of 60)
smoking
drinking too much alcohol
radiation therapy
stomach cancer
Answered by jafar, 28 Feb '13 03:54 pm

 
  
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Endoscopy: minimally invasive diagnostic medical procedure used to assess the interior surfaces of an organ by inserting a tube into the body. The instrument may have a rigid or flexible tube and not only provide an image for visual inspection and photography, but also enable taking biopsies and retrieval of foreign objects. Endoscopy is the vehicle for minimally invasive surgery.

colonoscopy: minimally invasive endoscopic examination of the large colon and the distal part of the small bowel with a CCD camera or a fiber optic camera on a flexible tube passed through the anus. It may provide a visual diagnosis (e.g. ulceration, polyps) and grants the opportunity for biopsy or removal of suspected lesions. Virtual colonoscopy, which uses 2D and 3D imagery reconstructed from computed tomography (CT) scans or from nuclear magnetic resonance (MR) scans, is also possible, as a totally non-invasive medical test, although it is not standard and still under investigation regarding its diagno ...more
Answered by Rocking Raaj, 28 Feb '13 03:47 pm

 
  
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Junk foods .
Answered by arun mishra, 28 Feb '13 03:46 pm

 
  
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