picture of endoscopy RUPTURED ULCERS

Video on what causes most Ulcers

What are Ruptured Ulcers ?

1. A Ruptured Ulcer or Perforated (a small hole) Ulcer.

2.This is a serious condition. 

3. Due to Untreated Ulcers caused by helicobacter pylori or other conditions that are not treated and ignored.

4. Acidic fluids in the stomach leak out through the perforations or small holes in the lining.   The fluids are very toxic. 

The Wall of the Stomach

    The lining or the mucosal wall of the stomach or other parts of gastrointestinal tract contain the acidic fluids in the stomach necessary to digest foods we ingest.

Layers of the Stomach Wall


Layer of stomach Name Secretion Region of stomach Staining
Isthmus of gland Mucous neck cells mucus gel layer Fundic, cardiac, pyloric Clear
Body of gland parietal (oxyntic) cells gastric acid and intrinsic factor Fundic only Acidophilic
Base of gland chief (zymogenic) cells pepsinogen Fundic only Basophilic
Base of gland enteroendocrine (APUD) cells hormones gastrin, histamine, endorphins, serotonin, cholecystokinin and somatostatin Fundic, cardiac, pyloric -


 There are four layers that make up the stomach lining...RUPTURED ULCER layers of the stoamch liniing picture 

 Causes of Ulcers   Why helicobacter pylori is so dangerous, and how it attacks the stomach lining.

Helicobacter pylori damage Video

1. Helicobacter pylori infections.  Over 50% of the world's population is infected with Helicobacter pylori.  This bacteria is adapted to forming a coating when entering the stomach which prevents the acid in the stomach from killing the Helicobacter pylori.  Tje infedtion then lodges itself n the mucous layer of the stomach which protects it from the acids.  Very few organisms can survive the stomach acids.

Ulcer Treatments

1. Antibiotics

2. Proton Pump Inhibitors  Video

3. H2 Receptor Blockers

4. Many medications will treat the symptoms.  They will not cure the Ulcer.  They can be very useful in an integrated method of reducing pain, acid production, and in treating the ulcers while taking antibiotics.

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A person’s body is a fantastic and incredible thing.   Thousands of chemical reactions stimulated by nerves, using enzymes, go on constantly in order to keep us alive.  We take these for granted just like blinking when an object comes near our face.  They are involuntary meaning that no thought or action on our part is necessary for them to begin and finish the job required. 

Digestion has always been one of the most interesting to me because it utilizes so many different methods to get the nutrients into the blood system in a pure and sterile form.   At the same time it processes the food we ingest in order to capture all of the nutrients, it eliminates the wastes. 

If all of these processes were not enough, it uses a multitude of bacteria in order to carry these processes out.   Bacteria line our digestive organs and protect us.  Bacteria decompose many of the foods we eat.  Bacteria out compete bad organisms which can cause serious harm and even death if they get out of control.   

Each specific type of bacteria needs an exact environment to thrive.  They reproduce very fast, so a minor change of the digestive environment can lead to a changing bacterial population within a day or two.   This can even occur in hours!