Duodenal Ulcer

Some of you may have known, my bro was hospitalised few days back.

Finally understood what happened. – Duodenal Ulcer.

Dunno eh? =D

According to the doctor, duodenal is somewhere between the stomach & the intestine.

The ulcer was bleeding, and it led to a low red blood cell count. Couldn’t understand why this was the case, shouldn’t the red blood cell count be higher? Until my bro told me.. ulcer bleeding, blood actually got released out of the bloodstream. LOL.

The cause of the ulcer? Ha..

A duodenal ulcer occurs when an alteration occurs in the aggressive and/or protective factors such that the balance is in favor of gastric acid and pepsin. Any process that increases gastric acidity (eg, individuals with increased maximal and basal acid output), decreases prostaglandin production (eg, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAIDs]), or interferes with the mucous layer (eg, Helicobacter pylori infection) can cause such an imbalance and lead to peptic ulcer disease. — Adopted from eMedicine.com

Now you know.. Have your meals on time!

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