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Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD) in the Elderly

Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD) in the Elderly

Peptic ulcer disease (PUD) is a condition where open sores form in the wall of the upper gut, namely the esophagus, stomach or duodenum (first part of the small intestine). It is a common condition that develops for many of the same reasons as gastritis. Peptic ulcers may follow a long or severe bout of […]

Gastritis (Stomach Irritation) in the Elderly

Gastritis (Stomach Irritation) in the Elderly

The stomach undergoes significant strain on a daily basis. Apart from the constant onslaught of corrosive stomach acid, it also has to churn and break down all types of food that is eaten with strong muscle contractions and a mixture of digestive enzymes. Although just a hollow sac, the thick walls of the stomach has […]


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