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- Zollinger-Ellison syndrome is a rare condition in which one or more tumors form in your pancreas or in the upper part of your small intestine (duodenum). These tumors, called gastrinomas, secrete large amounts of the hormone gastrin, which causes your stomach to make too much acid. The excess acid then leads to stomach ulcers, diarrhea and other symptoms. Zollinger-Ellison syndrome Treatment in Khammam
The signs and symptoms of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome can include:
- stomach pain
- Burning, pain, gnawing, or discomfort in the upper abdomen
- Acid reflux and heartburn
- Nausea and vomiting
- Bleeding in the digestive tract
The exact cause of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome is unknown. However, the sequence of events in Zollinger-Ellison syndrome is clear. The syndrome starts when one or more tumors (gastrinomas) form in your pancreas or duodenum, or in other places such as the lymph nodes next to your pancreas.
Your pancreas is behind and under your abdomen. It produces enzymes that are essential for the digestion of food. The pancreas also makes several hormones, including insulin, a hormone that helps control your blood sugar.
Digestive juices from the pancreas, liver, and gallbladder mix in the duodenum, the part of the small intestine next to your stomach. This is where digestion reaches its peak. Zollinger-Ellison syndrome Treatment in Khammam
If you have a blood relative such as a sibling or relative with MEN 1, the chances are higher that you have Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Zollinger-Ellison syndrome Treatment in Khammam