STRESS AS A COMMON CAUSE OF ACID PEPTIC DISEASE

  1. DR. MUHAMMAD YASIR, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
  2. DR. SULAIMAN HANEEF, HAMDARD COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY KARACHI
  3. DR. MOBEENA ABBAS, M ISLAM MEDICAL AND DENTAL COLLEGE GUJRANWALA
Corresponding Author: Dr. Mobeena Abbas, M Islam Medical and Dental College Gujranwala, drmobeena91@gmail.com
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4108123
Cite this article as: Yasir M, Haneef S, Abbas M. Stress as a common cause of acid peptic disease. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(10). 362-66

ABSTRACT: Common causes of the acid peptic disease include the bacteria Helicobacter pylori and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Other causes include tobacco smoking, stress due to serious illness, Behcet disease, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, Crohn disease, and liver cirrhosis. This cross-sectional study was conducted in the outdoor department of different hospitals. The relevant data i.e. name, age, gender, history of the disease, its relation with the stress, and duration of disease were collected on a predefined proforma after informed consent. This data was analyzed with SPSS version 23.0. The qualitative variables were presented as frequency and percentage. The quantitative variables were presented as mean and standard deviation. A total of 100 patients presenting with the symptoms were enrolled in this study. All the other patients were excluded from this study. The mean age of the patients was 32.45±3.89 years. There were 23 males and 73 females in this study. Out of 100 patients, 53 patients commented that the disease aggravates when they are under stress. Out of these 53, fourteen were smokers, two were alcoholics and twelve were also using NSAIDs.

Keywords: Stress, Acid Peptic Disease