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Peptic ulcer in the elderly

Peptic ulcer mainly refers to the chronic ulcer that occurs in the stomach and duodenum. It is a frequently occurring and common disease. There are various factors in the formation of ulcer, among which the digestive effect of acidic gastric juice on mucosa is the basic factor in the formation of ulcer, so it is named. Any part in contact with acidic gastric juice, such as lower esophagus, anastomotic stoma after gastrointestinal anastomosis, jejunum and Meckel diverticulum with ectopic gastric mucosa. The vast majority of ulcers occur in the duodenum and stomach, so it is also called gastric and duodenal ulcer. After the diagnosis of the disease, comprehensive treatment measures are generally taken, including basic medical treatment, drug treatment, treatment of complications and surgical treatment. The purpose of treating peptic ulcer is: ① alleviating clinical symptoms; ② Promote ulcer healing; ③ Prevent ulcer recurrence; ④ Reduce complications. However, the existing therapies can not change the natural course of peptic ulcer and completely cure the ulcer.


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