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Disorders of the alimentary tract may present with a wide range of symptoms including painful mouth, difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia), nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, heartburn, indigestion (dyspepsia), toss of appetite (anorexia), weight loss, abdominal distension, alLered bowel habit, rectal bleeding and jaundice (Table 5.1). Sometimes, alimentary disease is suggested only by the occurrence of a secondary feature such as anaemia. Occasionally palienls may conceal important symptoms such as rectal bleeding

TABLE 5.2 Common causes of a painful mouth


Recurrent aphthous mouth ulcers


Candidiasis Dental sepsis

Herpes simplex virus (HSV1) Coxsackie A virus, herpangina, hand-foot-mouth disease Vincents angina (ulcerative gingivitis) Glandular fever


Trauma from teeth/dentures Leukoplakia, carcinoma

Associated with systemic disorder

Drug allergies, e.g. sulphonamides, gold, cytotoxics Iron, folate, vitamin Bl2 deficiency Leucopenia, acute leukaemia Reiter's syndrome, Behcet's disease Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, coeliac disease

Associated with skin disorder

Lichen planus, erythema multiforme Pemphigoid, pemphigus vulgaris

because of embarrassment, a belief that the cause is trivial or fear of serious illness. The clinician should not only listen carefully to the patient's presenting complaints but also enquire systematically about the other principal symptoms of abdominal disease. It is important to remember that alimentary symptoms may develop in response to emotional distress.

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Herbal Remedies For Acid Reflux

Herbal Remedies For Acid Reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is the medical term for what we know as acid reflux. Acid reflux occurs when the stomach releases its liquid back into the esophagus, causing inflammation and damage to the esophageal lining. The regurgitated acid most often consists of a few compoundsbr acid, bile, and pepsin.

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