Definitions for "Gastric/Peptic/Duodenal Ulcers"
Keywords:  peptic, ulcer, glutamine, gut, dgl
The Condition"...While acid is still considered significant in ulcer formation, the leading cause of ulcer disease is currently believed to be infection of the stomach by a bacteria called Helicobacter pylori Relationship to Helicobacter Pylori Infection"The average person's lifetime chance of suffering from a peptic ulcer is 5-10%, but this rises to 10-20% in those who are Helicobacter pylori positive..." Recommendation Mastic Gum"... pylori and cured peptic ulcers after just 2 weeks of use..." Recommendation Antibiotics"... pylori causes ulcers is not well understood, its elimination by antibiotics has clearly been shown to heal ulcers and prevent ulcer recurrence..." Recommendation Robert's Formula"... Pylori, usually found in upper GI ulceration, as well as other microorganisms..."
The Condition"...The diagnosis of an ulcer is made by either a barium upper GI X-ray or an upper endoscopy (EGD - esophagogastroduodenoscopy)..."
Recommendation Zinc"In a double-blind study on 18 patients, those taking zinc sulfate supplements had a gastric ulcer healing rate three times that of patients treated with a placebo..."
The Condition"...Some report upper abdominal burning or hunger pain one to three hours after meals and in the middle of the night..." Relationship to Peritonitis"...Bacteria and partially digested food can spill through the opening into the sterile abdominal cavity, called the peritoneum..."