Acid peptic disorder, in gastro enterology, is a term used for a collection of disorders which are caused because of large quantities of stomach acid secretion. A decrease in the stomach’s mucosal defense is also known to cause acid peptic disorders. Some of the common acid peptic disorders are Meckel’s diverticular ulcer, gastritis, duodenal ulcer, GERD, gastric ulcer, Zollinger Ellison Syndrome and esophageal ulcer. Typical symptoms of acid peptic disorder include abdominal pain, weight loss, vomiting or nausea, water brash, loss of appetite and others.
HOW IS ACID PEPTIC DISORDERS DIAGNOSED?
Acid peptic disorders are diagnosed by conducting stool and blood test, barium radiography, breath test and endoscopy.
HOW IS ACID PEPTIC DISORDERS TREATED?
Medication is the foremost treatment for this condition. While Proton Pump Inhibitors that stop the secretion of excess acid can help, doctors may also prescribe antibiotics. Finally, lifestyle changes in terms of diet and exercise and even Ayurveda might be the answer. In many cases, homeopathy also helps.
DID YOU KNOW?
Untreated acid peptic disorders may cause bleeding, obstruction in the digestive tract and sometimes even cancer.