Helicobacter pylori and Gastroduodenal Disease

Helicobacter pylori infection is associated with multiple gastroduodenal disorders, including gastritis, peptic ulcer disease (PUD), gastric adenocarcinoma (AC), and gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma. H. pylori infection can be detected in half the world's population. Virtually everyone infected develops chronic active gastritis. Chronic infection is linked to a higher risk of peptic ulcer and a small but increased risk for gastric malignancy, particularly in those individuals who are genetically susceptible. Prevalence of the infection in the general US population is about 20 to 30%, with higher prevalence in some population subgroups, such as those living in crowded and poor socioeconomic conditions. Prevalence of the infection is more common in the older population and in those who have immigrated to the United States from a country with a high endemic prevalence of the infection. It is postulated that prevalence of the infection will continue to decline because of improved health and socioeconomic conditions in addition to eradication of the infection.

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.

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