Ulcers are holes or breakages in the tissue that lines the digestive tract which begins from the mouth to the rectum. These sores impede the normal functioning of the organs where they occur. Ulcers are most common in areas that come into contact with digestive enzymes and stomach acid.
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There are several symptoms that a patient may exhibit which may indicate an ulcer in the gastrointestinal tract. Some of these symptoms are listed below. Please note that these are not all of the symptoms associated with ulcers.
Pain arising from an ulcer can travel up all the way to your neck and back.
Ulcers are caused by several conditions. Some of these conditions are listed below:
Physical or emotional stress can increase the severity of an ulcer. Smoking causes the thinning of the mucous membrane in the stomach thus increasing the chances of developing an ulcer.
If ulcers do not disappear within two weeks of taking medication, your doctor may recommend tests so as to study your intestinal tract to determine the correct course of treatment. Some of the tests carried out include the following:
Ulcers treatments aim at reducing the size of ulcers, the spread of ulcers, and reducing the causative agent. Some of the ulcer treatments include the following:
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