Rhys P, Year 9
Protein Pump Inhibitors are found in medications such as Lansoprazole. This type of medication is needed because in some people the mucus barrier produced by the stomach may have been eroded and this enabling the acid to damage the stomach and cause an ulcer. But this erosion of the mucus barrier does not just harm the stomach it also can cause problems in the sphincter muscle band at the top of the stomach that keeps it tightly closed.
Photo by cuteimage. Published on 27 March 2014
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