ROTARACT CLUB OF UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, ZONE J, RID 9125, NIGERIA, DIGITAL AWARENESS ON _”ULCER”_ FOR BE THE INSPIRATION ROTARY YEAR
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Stomach ulcer also known as gastric ulcer is a sore that develops on the lining of the oesophagus, stomach or small intestine. Studies have shown that ulcer is more rampant among females between the ages of 19-40.
🔹dull pain in the stomach.
not wanting to eat because of pain.
🔹nausea or vomiting.
🔹feeling easily full.
🔹burping or acid reflux.
heartburn, which is a burning sensation in the chest)
CAUSES OF ULCER
It’s a myth that spicy foods and stress cause peptic ulcers.
The two most common causes of ulcers are 👉🏽Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and
👉🏽 non steroidal anti — inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS)
The most common NSAIDS are ibuprofen and aspirin. These types of drugs are taken to decrease inflammation. NSAIDs can cause ulcers and bleeding.
The majority of peptic ulcers are caused by a bacterial infection of the stomach call
TYPES OF ULCER
📍Gastric ulcers: A common type of ulcer, these occur on the inside of the stomach.
📍Duodenal ulcers: These are located at the beginning of the small intestine (called the small bowel or duodenum).
📍Esophageal ulcers: These occur inside the esophagus (the tube that carries food from your throat to your stomach).
You can have more than one kind of peptic ulcer at the same time.
❌Ulcers can cause bleeding that occurs slowly over time or quickly, possibly resulting in life-threatening hemorrhaging due to shock.
❌Sometimes you may not notice a bleeding ulcer until you become anemic, a condition in which your body lacks red blood cells due to inadequate iron.
❌This occurs when ulcers result in chronic, low-grade blood loss.
❌If you have anemia, you may feel tired, experience shortness of breath, and have pale skin.
If bleeding occurs quickly, you may notice:
👉🏽Dark, sticky, or bloody stools
If you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately
_For information, questions, or enquiries contact out members thus listed:_
Rtr. Atobiloye, Kaosarat Morenikeji
Rtr. Aderinto, Halima
Rtr. Abiola, Aminat Abidemi
ISP Olanrewaju Hanifat Adenike