A 45-year-old male comes to the clinic with a chief complaint of epigastric abdominal pain that has persisted for 2 weeks
A 45-year-old male comes to the clinic with a chief complaint of epigastric abdominal pain that has persisted for 2 weeks. He describes the pain as burning, non-radiating and is worse after meals. He denies nausea, vomiting, weight loss or obvious bleeding. He admits to bloating and frequent belching.
PMH-+ for osteoarthritis, seasonal allergies with frequent sinusitis infections.
Meds-Zyrtec 10 mg po daily and takes it year-round, ibuprofen 400-600 mg po prn pain
Family Hx-non contributary
Social history-recently divorced and expressed concern at how expensive it is to support 2 homes. Works as a manager at a local tire and auto company. He has 25 pack/year history of smoking, drinks 2-3 beers/day, and drinks 5-6 cups of coffee per day. He denies illicit drug use, vaping or unprotected sexual encounters.
Breath test in the office revealed + urease.
The healthcare provider suspects the client has peptic ulcer disease.
- What factors may have contributed to the development of PUD?
- How do these factors contribute to the formation of peptic ulcers?