Are Heartburn And Intestinal Inflammation Related?
I recently had an ulcer and now I have inflammation of the intestine. Are the two diseases related? Because the symptoms that I feel are almost the same. Thank you in advance.
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The real meaning of an ulcer is a stomach, so when someone is said to suffer from an ulcer, it means there is a disorder in the stomach. Therefore, heartburn and intestinal inflammation are certainly different.
But indeed, because both are disorders of the digestive tract, it is natural that there are similar symptoms, such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and the like. It is this similarity of symptoms that makes a general diagnosis of the disease not only based on the similarity of symptoms, but also requires a physical examination, direct observation and sometimes also a supporting examination.
Regarding the connection, the two conditions are not necessarily related. Which means, it is not always that an ulcer will experience inflammation of the intestine and vice versa. But in some cases inflammation of the intestine can lead to heartburn. It could also have been mistaken for ulcer disease, apparently intestinal inflammation. In essence, every condition experienced by each person can be different, and to ensure the best treatment for patients, direct examination by a doctor must be done. So, hopefully answering your question.