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    Oral Ulcers Oral ulcers are sores inside the mouth or near the mouth. They may be referred to as canker sores or cold sores, which are two types of oral ulcers. Many oral ulcers are harmless and go away on their own. In some cases, oral ulcers may require medical treatment to determine the cause and proper treatment. CAUSES In some cases, the cause of this condition may not be known. Common causes include: • Viral, bacterial, or fungal infection. • Emotional stress. • Foods or chemicals that irritate the mouth. • Injury or physical irritation of the mouth. • Medicines. • Allergies. • Tobacco use. Less common causes include: • Skin disease. • A type of herpes virus infection (herpes simplex or herpes zoster).…

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    Canker sores are often mistaken for cold sores because they look similar. However, aside from the pain that is created by these canker and cold sores they are not the same thing. A canker sore has no known cause, therefore, it is difficult to prevent against it. You can typically find canker sores inside of your mouth, especially on your tongue and gums. This makes it difficult to eat and drink without feeling any pain. While canker sores typically disappear after a few days, dealing with the…

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    Essay On Peptic Ulcer

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    are acidic with a PH of ____ which is equivalent to ________. When the patient develops a sore or ulceration in the lining it allows the acids to reach the other tissues causing a variety of symptoms. In severe conditions a ulcer may penetrate through all of the layer creating a hole. This is then called a perforation and becomes a emergency situation. The name of the peptic ulcer can be broken down further depending on the location. If the ulcer is located in the stomach it is then…

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    bicarbonate production, thus reducing the luminal pH in the duodenum. This promotes the development of gastric metaplasia, resulting in the colonization of organisms in these area, leading to the development of duodenal ulcers (Grossman & Porth,…

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    Helicobacter pylori is an infection that is closely associated with peptic ulcer disease. It took more than a decade before peptic ulcer disease was accepted as an indication for H. pylori eradication therapy. Introduction Helicobacter pylori, more commonly referred to as H. pylori, has infected millions of people around the world. For centuries people living with the disease were misdiagnosed with other gastric illnesses. One of the most common misdiagnoses of the gastro-intestinal issues were…

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    a pathogen that has evolved and develop a variety of virulence factors that have given this microorganism the ability to colonize and sustain its survival in the stomach. Within the period of time that this organism infects the stomach is able to cause precursor conditions to gastric cancer, in other words the cancer induced by Helicobacter pylori is nothing more than an accumulation of previous conditions that were not treated properly. Even through a variety of antibody therapies have been…

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    Peptic Ulcer Case Study

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    office that presents with peptic ulcers having an understanding about the disease can help you provide better care. This can be accomplished by having a understanding of what exactly a peptic ulcer is, etiological factors causing it, occurrence, physical characteristics and symptoms, medical management, oral characteristics observed and finally dental management and oral hygiene care. First one must understand what exactly a peptic ulcer is. Peptic meaning, “a description relating to…

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    Pressure Ulcers

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    suffer with ulcers. Ulcers are sore which occurs on the external surface of the body and the internal surface of the body. The way ulcers are caused is by a break in the skin that does not fully recover or fail to heal. Treating of an ulcers can happen many ways depending on which type of ulcers are present. The most common ulcers are gastric ulcers, esophageal ulcers, and duodenal ulcers. Along with these three ulcers Pressure ulcers and Stasis ulcers are usually the popular ulcers when it…

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    however worsened overtime and became distressing to her. I probed further and found out that she had cough (not productive of sputum), orthopnea, ankle swelling, weight gain, fatigue, problem with her sight, limitation of movement, joint pain, transient loss of consciousness in the past (lasting less than 2minutes). There were no fits, no history of weakness in her face or limbs, no fever, no wheezing, no difficulty swallowing, no abdominal pain. Her past medical history was significant as she…

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    abdomen, and then suddenly after every meal I would have a need to throw up until my body couldn’t produce any more waste. This resulted only the beginning in which, much worse was coming forth. Therefore, my parents thought I had maybe received another infection or sickness and had given me antibiotics to help, however when the medicine didn’t show any sign of positive feedback, that’s when my parents decided to take me to the doctors. But I couldn’t help to think that, when I was supposed to…

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