Gastroduodenitis and Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits
Your stomach is a muscular, elastic, crescent-shaped hollow organ that is made up of several strong, muscular layers. Your stomach is located and protected under your rib cage. It is connected at one opening to your esophagus and at the other opening to your small intestine.
Your stomach stores, mixes and digests the food that you eat. It also functions to protect you from infectious organisms that you may have ingested.
When food comes into your stomach from your esophagus, gastric juices are used to break down the food. Food then passes through the other end of your stomach and empties into your duodenum.
Your duodenum is the first part of your small intestine. Your duodenum is a muscular hollow tube that connects your stomach to your jejunum, which is the second section of your small intestine.
Chyme is what partially digested food is called. Chyme goes from your stomach through your pyloric sphincter (a valve, strong ring of muscle) to your duodenum by a process that is called peristalsis (radially symmetrical contraction of muscles).
Your duodenum carries on the work of digesting your food that was started in your stomach. Your duodenum does this by using bile and pancreatic juice that are secreted into it through ducts. After digestion has taken place, nutrients are then absorbed into your body in your duodenum.
Gastroduodenitis is a condition that is characterized by inflammation or irritation of the mucous membrane (inner lining) of your stomach and duodenum. Gastroduodenitis does not usually take place by itself. This condition usually occurs with other disorders of your abdomen, such as gastritis, hepatitis or dyspepsia. Dyspepsia is abdominal pain that takes place after you have eaten.
Gastroduodenitis may either be an acute or chronic condition. Acute gastroduodenitis is when the condition is short-term. Chronic gastroduodenitis is when the condition is long-lasting, ongoing over an extended period of time. If you are suffering from chronic gastroduodenitis, you may be eligible to receive social security disability benefits, such as SSDI or SSI. You would be wise to get in touch with one of the social security attorneys at disabilitycasereview.com to explore the disability options that you have available to you.
One of the primary things that results in gastroduodenitis is a stomach infection with bacteria that are referred to as Helicobacter pylori or H. pylori. Another thing that leads to gastroduodenitis is an adverse reaction to NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), such as indomethacin, ibuprofen or ketoprofin. Gastroduodenitis has also been connected to some other medical ailments. Some of these are:
? Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
? Viral infections like hepatitis
? Inflammation of the lining of your stomach (gastritis)
? Low blood flow to your intestines (ischemic bowel disease)
? Abdominal pain after you have finished eating (dyspepsia)
? Gastrointestinal hemorrhage
? Crohns disease
? Inflammation of your gall bladder (cholecystitis)
? Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
There are several signs and symptoms that you may experience with gastroduodenitis. Some of these include:
? Chest pain
? Malaena (a black, tarry stool)
? Hematemesis (vomiting blood)
? Abdominal pain
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