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Stomach Disorders

This category comprises disorders of the stomach that involve damage to any of its layers or impairment of its functions due to malnutrition, infection, immune mechanisms, and malignancy.
The stomach is located in the upper abdomen attached to the esophagus above and the small intestine below. This form changing muscular sac acts as a holding tank for incoming food while powerful muscles churn and strong acid dissolves and breaks it down into a liquid state before passing it into the small intestine. The stomach begins the digestion of fats and protein.

Low Stomach Acid Production

What Is Low Stomach Acid Production? Low stomach acid production is a common disorder in celiac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis that is characterized by lack of sufficient hydrochloric acid needed 1) to properly digest food, which results in malnutrition and ...

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Helicobacter Pylori Infection (H. Pylori)

What Is Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) Infection? Helicobacter pylori infection is a potentially deadly stomach disease characterized by chronic superficial inflammation and ulcerations in 100% of infected patients. This infection disrupts normal defense and repair of the stomach lining and ...

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Gastritis, Lymphocytic

What Is Lymphocytic Gastritis? Lymphocytic gastritis is an inflammatory stomach disorder that is characterized by superficial inflammation of the stomach lining (mucosa) that mainly involves the gastric antrum in children. Lymphocytic gastritis is defined by the recognition of more than 25 ...

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Gastric (Stomach) Ulcer

What Is A Gastric Ulcer? Gastric ulcer is a painful stomach disorder characterized by an open sore involving the mucosa lining and deeper muscle layer of the stomach. Gastric ulcer is associated with lymphocytic gastritis which is inflammation of the mucosal ...

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Iron Deficiency

What Is Iron? Iron is an essential mineral that is required for normal body function. Almost two-thirds of iron in the body is found in hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to tissues. Smaller amounts of ...

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What Is Vomiting? Vomiting is the regurgitation of swallowed food back out of the mouth. What Is Vomiting In Celiac Disease and/or Gluten Sensitivity?

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Gastritis, Collagenous

What Is Collagenous Gastritis? Collagenous gastritis is a rarely reported stomach disorder characterized by the deposition of a subepithelial collagen band and accompanying inflammatory infiltrate in the stomach wall. A subepithelial collagen band means that collagen, a tough fibrous protein, has ...

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Multiple Gastric Ulcerations 

What Are Multiple Gastric Ulcerations? Multiple gastric ulcerations denote a stomach disorder that involves damage to the superficial mucosa characterized by many sores of the stomach antrum that are marked by inflammation, necrosis (death of the affected cells) and sloughing of ...

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Gastroparesis – Delayed Gastric Emptying

What Is Delayed Gastric Emptying? Delayed gastric emptying is a stomach motility or movement disorder characterized by abnormally slow movement of gastric contents from the stomach through the pyloric sphincter into the duodenum, causing dyspepsia. Q: What determines how fast ...

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