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 destroyed tissue.
Q: Where is the stomach antrum?
A: The antrum is the lower region of the stomach before the pylorus which is nearest the duodenum (first part of the small intestine). The stomach and duodenum are separated by the powerful pyloric sphincter.
The stomach antrum propels food in the stomach against the pylorus which resists passage of food until it is turned into chyme. Chyme is highly acidic liquified food that has been thoroughly mixed with stomach juices.
Gastric ulcerations are typically associated with widespread gastritis (inflammation), inflammatory involvement of acid producing cells, and atrophy of acid and pepsin producing cells.1
The primary causes of gastric ulcerations are H. pylori infection, use of Aspirin and non-steroidal drugs (NSAIDS), and stress.1
What Are Multiple Gastric Ulcerations In Celiac Disease and/or Gluten Sensitivity?
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- Kathleen Mahan and Sylvia Escott-Stump, ed. Krause’s Food, Nutrition & Diet Therapy, 10th Edition. Philadelphia, PA. USA: W.B. Saunders Company, 2000.