S adults results when stomach acid enters esophagus

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Unformatted text preview: physician if signs of Gut Reaction: Heartburn Gnawing pain or burning in upper chest • • Occasional heartburn affects about 50% of U.S. adults Results when stomach acid enters esophagus • Causes: Pregnancy, smoking, excess body fat, alcohol, caffeine, citrus juice, onions, chocolate, mints, fatty foods, spices, and eating too much at one time Gut Reaction: Peptic Ulcer • Sore in the lining of the stomach or duodenum • Symptoms: – Deep, dull upper abdominal pain ~2 hrs after eating • Often caused by Helicobacter pylori infection • Treatment: – Antibiotics to eliminate Helicobacter pylori – Identification and avoidance of aggravating foods Factors That Increase Risk of Peptic Ulcers Insert Table 4.B Gut Reaction: AIrritable to 30% ofSyndrome (IBS) ffects ~10 Bowel adults • Intestinal cramps and abnormal bowel function (ranges from diarrhea to constipation) Unknown Treatment causes — linked to stress includes stress management Elimination of foods, such as milk and milk products, legumes, and certain vegetables...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2013 for the course FOOD AND N 254 taught by Professor Varnon during the Spring '13 term at Southeast Missori State University.

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