Best NCLEX-RN Class: The Client with Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Health Problems
The NCLEX title cover:
- The Client with Disorders of the Oral Cavity
- The Client with Peptic Ulcer Disease
- The Client with Cancer of the Stomach
- The Client with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
- Managing Care Quality and Safety
- Answers, Rationales, and Test Taking Strategies
There are many problems that may affect the upper digestive tract that require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. Listed in the directory below are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.
Barrett’s esophagus is a condition where the tissue lining the esophagus is replaced by tissue similar to the lining of the intestine.
Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine. It also interferes with the absorption of nutrients from some foods. People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten, rye, and barley.
Esophagitis is a term for any inflammation, irritation, or swelling of the esophagus. Esophagitis is frequently caused by the backflow of acid-containing fluid from the stomach.
A dull or burning pain in the stomach is the most common symptom of peptic ulcers (stomach ulcers). Causes include long-term use of NSAIDs, an infection with H.pylori, or both. Rarely, tumors cause peptic ulcers.
The pancreas is a gland behind your stomach and in front of your spine. It produces juices that help break down food and hormones that help control blood sugar levels. Problems with the pancreas can lead to many health problems.
Gallstones can range in size from a grain of sand to a golf ball. The gallbladder can develop a single large gallstone, hundreds of tiny stones, or both small and large stones. Gallstones can cause sudden pain in the upper right abdomen. This pain, called a gallbladder attack or biliary colic, occurs when gallstones block the ducts of the biliary tract.