Millions of American suffer from peptic ulcer disease
Over 4 millions Americans suffer from peptic ulcer disease
In a recent article published by Market Watch, Bruce Springsteen isn’t the only one suffering from peptic ulcer disease. Up to 10% of the global population including more than 4 million Americans a year suffer from the often painful digestive disorder.
According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, an estimated of $10 billion annual healthcare costs for both direct and indirect peptic ulcer disease. The global peptic ulcer disease drugs market was valued at $4.25 billion in 2019, according to Fortune Business Insights, and it is projected to reach $5.13 billion by 2027.
So after Bruce Springsteen revealed that he’s following his doctor’s medical orders and postponing all of his September tour dates with the E Street Band, to treat symptoms of peptic ulcer disease, people automatically searching for the warning signs and symptoms. So what is peptic ulcer disease, and what do you need to know to treat and prevent it?
Peptic ulcer disease, or PUD is a condition when there’s too much acid in the digestive tract. The most common cause of peptic ulcer disease is helicobacter pylori. About 4 millions American suffer from peptic ulcer disease, and if left untreated it can lead to serious complications.
In worst-case scenario, is that peptic ulcer disease creates a hole in the stomach, which puts you at serious risk of infection in your abdominal cavity. If it’s quite severe, it may require surgery. In this modern time, peptic ulcer disease can be treated without surgery since medications that treat ulcers effectively are available.
While the most common symptom of peptic ulcer disease is stomach or abdominal pain, it’s important to know that this type of ulcer can present in different ways. Peptic ulcer disease symptoms includes: heartburn, nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, unexplained weight loss, trouble breathing, and feeling faint.