A peptic ulcer is a sore that forms in the lining of the stomach (gastric ulcer) or the first section of the small intestine (duodenal ulcer). Gastric ulcers can occur anywhere in the stomach, but are most common in the lower part (antrum). Duodenal ulcers occur in the first few
From elaborate brunches to elegant evening meals, the holidays are filled with opportunities to enjoy culinary creations. But, if you easily get bloated and gassy, eating at holiday gatherings may make you a little nervous.
“Since older adults tend to eat less to begin with, bloat can be dangerous in that
The stomach, which lies on the upper left side of the abdomen, is where the digestive process begins. The stomach and its walls are made of layers of mucous membrane, connective tissue, and muscle fibers. The average stomach is about a liter in volume when empty (this varies depending on
After you chew and swallow food, it travels down your esophagus and into the stomach. Most of the time, you don’t even think about the simple, everyday act of chewing and swallowing—after all, you’ve been doing it since you were born. But sometimes, people have trouble chewing their food into
Food production impacts the environment, and interest in how food choices can reduce this impact is rising. According to the 2018 International Food Information Council Foundation food and health survey, 59 percent of consumers say it’s important to them that the foods they purchase and consume be produced sustainably, up
There are so many different types of “gastritis” that it is difficult and somewhat confusing to come up with a single gastritis definition. That’s why the best treatment for gastritis heavily depends on the specific cause.
Peptic ulcer disease affects about 6 million Americans each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC data also shows that older adults are at greater risk for hospitalization due to peptic ulcer disease.
“Older adults are at particular risk for peptic ulcers and their complications because
Indigestion, also known as dyspepsia, includes any sort of stomach upset or discomfort. Symptoms include pain in the upper abdomen, heartburn, bloating, nausea, burping, and feeling uncomfortably full.
While indigestion can include heartburn, the two are not interchangeable. Heartburn is caused by stomach acid traveling into the esophagus and causing irritation,
The stomach is situated on the upper left side of the abdomen, and its size varies between individuals depending on their size, build, and gender. The stomach is where food is mixed with gastric acid and enzymes, and predigested. The walls of the stomach comprise layers of mucous membrane, connective
Almost 40 percent of older adults suffer from some kind of digestive disorder each year, and one of the most common is acid reflux, commonly known as indigestion.
While this problem is often viewed as an annoyance for many, acid reflux can build into larger health issues. “It can interfere with