NS 115 - Illnesses - Avoid food and drugs that release...

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Ulcers o Stomach Ulcers and Esophageal Ulcers o Damage to the mucosal protective lining in the stomach and the esophagus o Also caused by helicobacteria pylori which inhibits mucous o Can be caused by sympathetic mediated stress o Acidic environment in the stomach damages the esophagus due to GERD o Can be caused by rapid eating and stress o Treatment Acid reducers (buffers) Bicarbonate (alka seltzer) Pepto bismal (blocks acid producing cells) H 2 blockers (Tagamet, Zantac)
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Unformatted text preview: Avoid food and drugs that release gastrin Coffee, asprin Sleeping vertically can help GERD Constipation o Problem of the large intestine Lack of fiber (fiber provides lubrication) Lack of exercise o Treatment Exercise Laxatives Absorb water Absorb water in the intestine and make stool softer Stimulates rhythmic muscle contractions in the intestines...
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2010 for the course NS 1150 taught by Professor Levitsky during the Fall '05 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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