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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. However, 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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Peptic ulcers occur in the lining of the stomach or on the upper section of the small intestine (duodenum). They can be categorised as either. While peptic ulcers are common and treatable, it’s crucial that they are diagnosed early in order to avoid severe complications.

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Jackie Medwin
21 Nov 2022
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Very informative
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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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Remya Mixon
18 Nov 2022
Very informative
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Neil Graham
25 Nov 2022
Concise but informative
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Kerensa Manning
19 Nov 2022
Relevant to practice
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Annie Kan
17 Nov 2022
Good
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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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