There are a huge number of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Some of them are quite common, so almost everyone has at least some idea about them. These diseases, of course, include gastritis, ulcers. But about the disease bulbitis, patients learn only when the doctor makes a diagnosis. The word is frightening, shocking. In order not to lose consciousness, having heard it from the lips of a gastroenterologist, one should be enlightened about this disease.
Bulbitis can occur at almost any age. The disease is more common in adults, but is sometimes found in children who have excessive duodenal motility, which is usually genetically transmitted. With such a pathology of the duodenum, loops are formed in which food stagnates. Considering the causes of bulbitis, doctors note that this disease most often develops in cases where the mucous membrane of the duodenal bulb becomes infected with Helicobacter pylori bacteria. The pathogenic microorganism Helicobacter pylori affects this part of the digestive tract with toxic waste products.
It not only stagnates, but can also return back to the stomach. The cause of chronic bulbitis can be the emotional imbalance of a person and constant stress, which lead to nervous exhaustion. All these processes cause vasospasm, which leads to microcirculation disorders. The body produces an excessive amount of catecholamines.
In most patients, the symptoms of bulbitis are very similar. At the very beginning of the disease, a palpable aching pain is found in the place where the duodenal bulb is located. At the same time, the pain periodically intensifies, then it radiates to the right and left hypochondrium, is felt in the navel. The first painful sensations appear an hour after eating. Among other signs of bulbitis that appear along with pain is nausea. If, during the development of the disease, a person throws the contents of the intestine back into the stomach, belching appears, and vomiting may occur. In the vomit, bile is often present, then an unpleasant bitterness is felt in the mouth.