Peptic ulcer

The peptic ulcer is a solution of continuity of the lining of the digestive tract. A key event is the exposure of mucosa to gastric acid and can adversely affect the area of duodenum (duodenal ulcer) or region of the stomach (gastric ulcer). . It affects a significant proportion of the population (up to 10%) and can cause serious problems because of complications. In recent years there have been revolutionary advances in the treatment of this disease. In particular, after the discovery of Helicobacter pylori and documenting its relationship to peptic ulcer today distinguish 2 main categories:

1.. Ulcers associated with Helicobacter pylori.
2. Ulcers associated with taking NSAIDs (M.S.A.F. or internationally NSAIDs)

  The main symptoms of peptic ulcer vary, but usually dominated by epigastric pain or "hunger pain" 1-3 hours after meals and at night.Other symptoms are nausea, vomiting and a feeling of fullness after eating. Routine tests for the diagnosis of the ulcer is endoscopy and barium meal (gastric radiography). The gastroscopy is the appropriate test for the diagnosis and identification of ulcers.


* Helicobacter pylori
* Gastric acid
*  Drugs
*  Family history
*  Smoking
* Age
* Sex (?)
* Anxiety (?)