Signs of Severe Disease That Should Quickly Sign IGD


Ulcer is a digestive problem that is very common in Indonesian people. Maybe that's why many people underestimate this disease when symptoms begin to appear. "Ah, just an ulcer, it's okay. Later it will heal itself. "Have you ever sent a sentence like this? Eits, don't get me wrong. You actually have to quickly go to the emergency room if you have severe heartburn. What are the signs of heartburn that are already severe? See the explanation below.

What does heartburn feel like?

There is no ulcer disease in the world of official medicine, both domestically and internationally. Ulcer is a popular term that is only used by ordinary Indonesians to describe a collection of complaints about stomach problems due to digestive disorders.

Ulcer is actually a symptom that represents dyspepsia or other diseases, such as GERD (gastric acid disease), gastric ulcer, to irritable bowel (irritable bowel syndrome).

Symptoms of ulcers are generally characterized by abdominal pain, nausea (dry heaving), frequent belching, chest and hot throat like burning, flatulence and bloating, and mouth that feels sour.

Symptoms of ulcers can be treated by taking antacid drugs, H-2 receptor antagonists, and other ulcer drugs that are easily found in pharmacies. However, if symptoms continue to emerge continuously for more than 2 weeks, you should immediately go to a doctor.

Signs of severe heartburn that need to enter the emergency room

All symptoms of an ulcer will usually get worse if you are under severe stress or have a bad lifestyle. For example, keep smoking and / or often eat spicy, sour, and oily foods, also rarely exercise.

Severe heartburn can be an alarm for you to rush into the emergency room (ED). The most frequent signs of severe heartburn usually include:
  • Abdominal pain makes the patient unable to stand up
  • Appetite disappears so that weight drops dramatically
  • Difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia)
  • Vomiting often, even experiencing vomiting brownish blood
  • Black stool
  • Chest pain during your activities
  • Shortness of breath and continued sweating
  • The color of the skin, nails, or white eyes turn yellow

What is the way to deal with ulcer disease at the ED?

After entering the ED, the doctor will first ask you to name any symptoms that are felt while doing a basic physical examination in the abdominal area to look for swelling or other sensitive areas.

Then treatment for severe heartburn can be followed by several health tests to find out the cause of severe ulcer symptoms. These tests include:

Blood test to find out whether indigestion arises accompanied by symptoms of anemia or not.
Endoscopy. Heartburn patients whose symptoms are not effective treated with standard drugs should be referred to undergoing endoscopy to see the condition of the stomach lining more clearly.
Diagnosis of H. pylori infection. Includes urea breath tests, fecal antigen tests, and blood tests.
Liver function tests. Symptoms of severe heartburn may be caused by problems in the bile duct or liver. This test will assess how well the patient's liver functions.
Abdominal ultrasound and x-rays are performed to determine the condition of the esophagus, stomach and small intestine while knowing how the movement, structure, and flow of blood in the digestive system.

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