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  1. 1. Dietary Management of GI Diseases Jinky Harvey and Mah Asombang
  2. 2. Topics <ul><li>Diarrhea </li></ul><ul><li>Atonic constipation </li></ul><ul><li>Spastic constipation </li></ul><ul><li>Acute gastritis </li></ul><ul><li>Chronic gastritis </li></ul><ul><li>Peptic Ulcer </li></ul><ul><li>Gastric Ulcer </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Digestive system
  4. 4. <ul><li>The digestive system is composed of the following structures: </li></ul><ul><li>-mouth </li></ul><ul><li>-esophagus </li></ul><ul><li>-stomach </li></ul><ul><li>-small intestine </li></ul><ul><li>-pancreas </li></ul><ul><li>-liver </li></ul><ul><li>-gallbladder </li></ul><ul><li>-large intestine (colon) </li></ul><ul><li>-rectum </li></ul><ul><li>-anus </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is the function of the digestive system? <ul><li>Digestion begins in the mouth, which grinds the food into smaller particles that are easier to digest. The enzyme, amylase (ptyalin) is produced by the salivary glands. This enzyme is responsible for the digestion of carbohydrates. </li></ul><ul><li>The esophagus enables the food to get from the mouth to the stomach via peristalsis </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is the function of the digestive system? <ul><li>Once the stomach receives the food, the mechanoreceptors/strecth receptors (via vagovagal reflex) stimulate the parietal cells to secrete hydrochloric acid. This in turn, enables the chief cells to begin the digestion of proteins via pepsin. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What is the function of the digestive system? <ul><li>In response to acid entering from the stomach secretin is released from the duodenum. </li></ul><ul><li>Secretin stimulates the pancreas to secrete bicarbonate. This neutralizes the stomach acid entering the duodenum. </li></ul><ul><li>Cholecystokinin(CCK) is also released from the duodenum in response to the partially digested food (i.e. fats, amino acids, peptides) </li></ul>
  8. 8. What is the function of the digestive system? <ul><li>CCK also stimulates the pancreas to release enzymes, such as; amylases, lipases, proteases. This enzyme is also responsible for gallbladder contraction and sphincter of Oddi relaxation. </li></ul><ul><li>Bile salts are actively secreted by the liver. Once they become concentrated, they form micelles. These water-soluble spheres with a lipid-soluble interior, providing a vehicle to transport lipid-soluble materials in the aqueous medium of the bile fluid and the small intestine. </li></ul>
  9. 9. What is the function of the digestive system? <ul><li>The small intestine functions to reabsorb water and electrolytes with the help of the microvilli on the surface epithelial cells. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the water and electrolytes must be reabsorbed in the small intestine, or the colon becomes overwhelmed. Although, the colon may reabsorb water and sodium chloride. It mainly serves as a storage site. </li></ul>
  10. 10. What is the function of the digestive system? <ul><li>The high-amplitude propagated contractions (HAPCS) transports the chyme through the colon. </li></ul><ul><li>After meal ingestion, the colonic contractility increases , the initial phase is mediated by the vagus nerve and hormones in response to mechanical distension of the stomach. </li></ul>
  11. 11. What is the function of the digestive system? <ul><li>Distention of the rectum results in transient relaxation of the internal anal sphincter via intrinsic and reflex sympathetic innervation. As sigmoid and rectal contractions increase the pressure with in the recutm, the rectosigmoid angle opens by 15 degrees. </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntary relaxation of the external anal sphincter permits the evacuation of feces in response to the sensation produced by distention. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Diarrhea <ul><li>the passage of abnormally liquid or unformed stools at an increased frequency. The 24-hour stool weighs less than 250g and contains about 150ml of water. When daily stool weight exceeds 200g (approx. 250 ml water). </li></ul>
  13. 13. Four basic pathophysiologic causes of diarrhea <ul><li>Increased secretion of electrolytes and water into the bowel lumen </li></ul><ul><li>Increased osmotic load within the intestine, leading to water retention in the bowel lumen </li></ul><ul><li>Inflammation leading to exudation of protein and fluid from the intestinal mucosa </li></ul><ul><li>Altered intestinal motility leading to rapid transit times </li></ul>
  14. 14. Classifications of diarrhea: organic diarrhea functional diarrhea
  15. 15. Functional diarrhea <ul><li>less severe than organic diarrhea </li></ul><ul><li>May occur in people who are exposed to irritants compromising the function of the intestine </li></ul>
  16. 16. Major causes of functinoal diarrhea <ul><li>Overeating </li></ul><ul><li>Eating the wrong foods </li></ul><ul><li>Fermentation caused by incomplete digestion of starch </li></ul><ul><li>Putrefaction in the intestinal tract </li></ul><ul><li>Overeating </li></ul><ul><li>Eating the wrong foods </li></ul><ul><li>Fermentation caused by incomplete digestion of starch </li></ul><ul><li>Putrefaction in the intestinal tract </li></ul>
  17. 17. Organic diarrhea
  18. 18. Organic diarrhea <ul><li>External poisons </li></ul><ul><li>Amoebic dysentery </li></ul><ul><li>Bacillary dysentery or shigellosis </li></ul><ul><li>Enzyme deficiency (i.e. lactose intolerance) </li></ul><ul><li>External poisons </li></ul><ul><li>Amoebic dysentery </li></ul><ul><li>Bacillary dysentery or shigellosis </li></ul><ul><li>Enzyme deficiency (i.e. lactose intolerance) </li></ul>
  19. 19. Dietary management <ul><li>Fluid replacement such as; fruit juices that are high in potassium, oral rehydrating solution(ORS), in the absence of Oresol, a solution may be prepared at home using: </li></ul><ul><li>¼ tsp crude rock salt + 1 tbsp sugar </li></ul><ul><li>Dissolved in 1 glass of boiled water or tea </li></ul>
  20. 20. Dietary management cont’d <ul><li>The individual should return to their normal diet gradually. </li></ul><ul><li>Initially only fruit and vegetable juices should be consumed. </li></ul><ul><li>Then creamed vegetable soup , and lastly selected whole cooked foods. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Dietary management cont’d <ul><li>If the fluid and electorlyte loss is critical, intravenous fluids may be given. </li></ul><ul><li>Simple foods may be given such as; broth, gruel, dry toast and tea. </li></ul><ul><li>Powdered milk or carbohydrates like glucose and lactose may be added to beverages. </li></ul><ul><li>Emulsified fats like butter and cream may be added to foods as tolerated. </li></ul>
  22. 22. What is constipation? <ul><li>Constipation is a common complaint in clinical practice and usually refers to persistent, difficult, infrequent, or seemingly incomplete defecation. Because of the wide range of normal bowel habits, constipation is difficult to define precisely. </li></ul><ul><li>Most persons have at least three bowel movements per week; however, low stool frequency alone is not the sole criterion for the diagnosis of constipation. Many constipated patients have a normal frequency of defecation but complain of excessive straining, hard stools, lower abdominal fullness, or a sense of incomplete evacuation </li></ul>
  23. 23. Constipation <ul><li>Constipation occurs when the colon absorbs too much water or if the colon’s muscle contractions are slow or sluggish, causing the stool to move through the colon too slowly. As a result, stools can become hard and dry. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Classifications of constipation Atonic Constipation Spastic Constipation
  25. 25. Atonic constipation <ul><li>also known as “lazy colon” </li></ul><ul><li>a lack of normal muscle tone or strength in the colon. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Who is affected? <ul><li>Elderly people or individuals who lack physical activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Obese individuals. </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals recovering from a surgical operation. </li></ul><ul><li>During pregnancy or following childbirth. </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals with a diet low in fiber and high in fats </li></ul>
  27. 27. Most Important causes <ul><li>Inadequate diet </li></ul><ul><li>Irregular meals </li></ul><ul><li>Insufficient liquids and fibers </li></ul><ul><li>Failure to establish a regular time for defecation </li></ul>
  28. 28. Dietary Management <ul><li>High-fiber diet </li></ul><ul><li>Regularity of habit through bowel training program </li></ul><ul><li>Eating regular meals </li></ul><ul><li>Adequate fluids </li></ul><ul><li>exercise </li></ul>
  29. 29. Dietary Management
  30. 30. Spastic constipation <ul><li>Also known as irritable colon syndrome. </li></ul><ul><li>it is secondary to the overstimulationof the intestinal nerve endings resulting in the irregular contractions of the bowel. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Manifestations <ul><li>Uncoordinated sigmoidal mobility </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of rectal sensibility </li></ul><ul><li>Abdominal pain </li></ul><ul><li>Belching </li></ul><ul><li>Heartburn </li></ul><ul><li>Heartburn </li></ul><ul><li>Flatulence </li></ul><ul><li>Headache </li></ul><ul><li>Palpitation </li></ul><ul><li>nervousness </li></ul>
  32. 32. Management <ul><li>A low fiber diet in order to avoid irritation of the mucous membrane of the intestinal tract. </li></ul><ul><li>Diet should consist of non-irritating foods, such as; milk, eggs, refined bread and cereals, butter, oil, finely ground meat, fish, poultry . </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin supplements are also recommended during the period of a long restricted diet. </li></ul>
  33. 33. GASTRITIS <ul><li>A term used to describe a group of condition with one thing in common: inflammation of the stomach lining </li></ul><ul><li>Results from infection w/same bacterium that causes most stomach ulcers </li></ul><ul><li>Other factors include traumatic injury & regular use of certain pain relievers, drinking too much alcohol can contribute to gastritis </li></ul>
  34. 34. Classification <ul><li>Acute gastritis: is an inflammation of the gastric mucosa, occurs suddenly and sometimes violent in onset. </li></ul><ul><li>Chronic gastritis: slowly develop over time and it causes dull pain, feeling of fullness and loss of appetite. </li></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><li>Normal </li></ul><ul><li>Increased Attack Hyperacidity </li></ul><ul><li>Weak defense Helicobacter pylori Stress, drugs, smoking </li></ul>
  36. 36. Signs and Symptoms <ul><li>Gnawing or burning pain in upper abdomen </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of appetite </li></ul><ul><li>Bloating </li></ul><ul><li>Belching </li></ul><ul><li>Nausea </li></ul><ul><li>Vomiting </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling of fullness after eating a meal </li></ul><ul><li>Weight loss </li></ul>
  37. 37. Acute Gastritis <ul><ul><li>Acute mucosal inflammatory process of a transient nature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attacks follow after dietary indiscretions: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Overeating </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eating too quickly </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eating while tired or stressed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Specific food </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other factors: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spoiled foods containing staphylococci </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Drugs (salicylates, ammonium chloride) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  38. 38. Management <ul><li>Dietary Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial Treatment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Remove offending substance ASAP by emptying the stomach: induced vomiting and lavage or both </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NPO for 24-48hrs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Initiate IV fluids </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>After fasting period: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Low fiber liquid diet can be given as tolerated </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Milk, toast, cereal and cream soup are fed at an interval of an hour </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid highly seasoned and spicy foods </li></ul></ul></ul>
  39. 39. Management Cont’d <ul><li>The amount of food and the number of feedings are increased according to the patient’s tolerance until eating a full regular diet </li></ul><ul><li>Therapeutic diet: soft diet </li></ul>
  40. 40. Chronic Gastritis <ul><ul><li>Presence of chronic mucosal inflammatory changes such as erosions, ulcerations, changes in the blood vessels, and the destruction of the surface cells </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Same dietary indiscretions as acute gastritis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Illness precedes development of organic gastritis lesions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chief manifestation is pain </li></ul></ul>
  41. 41. Chronic Gastritis <ul><li>Dietary Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide adequate calories & nutrients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start patient on soft diet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid highly seasoned foods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excess liquids during meals is avoided to reduce discomfort </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frequent small meals are recommended </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anti-acid therapy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Therapeutic Diet: Soft diet </li></ul>
  42. 42. Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD) <ul><li>One of the most common diseases affecting the GIT </li></ul><ul><li>It causes inflammatory injuries in the gastric or duodenal mucosa with an extension to submucosa and into mucularis mucosa </li></ul><ul><li>Acidic environment is believed to be the principal cause of PUD </li></ul>
  43. 43. Pathophysiology <ul><li>The normal stomach maintains a balance between protective factors, such as mucus secreted by the glands from the lower esophagus to the upper duodenum and sodium bicarbonate from the pancreas to neutralize HCL for the protection from its strong acidic environment </li></ul>
  44. 44. Pathophysiology <ul><li>In alkaline environment, pepsin is inactivated and cannot digest the duodenal mucosa </li></ul><ul><li>Gastric ulcers develop when aggressive factors overcome protective mechanisms </li></ul>
  45. 45. Pathophysiology <ul><li>The two major etiological factors for PUD are Helicobacter pylori infection and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) consumption. Currently, 70% of all gastric ulcers occurring in the United States can be attributed to H pylori infection. </li></ul><ul><li>Sanjeeb Shrestha, MD, Consulting Staff, Division of Gastroenterology, North West Arkansas Gastroenterology Clinic Daryl Lau, MD, MPH, FRCP(C), Director of Translational Liver Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School </li></ul><ul><li>Updated: Aug 24, 2009 </li></ul>
  46. 46. Pathophysiology <ul><li>Cigarette smoking can affect gastric mucosal defense adversely. Cigarette smoking is believed to play a facultative role in H pylori infection. People who smoke tend to develop more frequent and recurrent ulcers and their ulcers are more resistant to therapy </li></ul>
  47. 47. PUD <ul><li>Most common portion of the GIT affected by PUD: </li></ul><ul><li>First portion of the duodenum </li></ul><ul><li>The antrum of the stomach </li></ul><ul><li>The gastroesophageal junction </li></ul><ul><li>Ulcer is in the duodenum called duodenal ulcer (DU) </li></ul><ul><li>Ulcer is found in the stomach called gastric ulcer (GU) </li></ul>
  48. 49. H. Pylori <ul><li>A cytotoxin-associated gene ( cag A ) has been isolated in approximately 65% of the bacteria. The products of this gene are associated with more severe gastritis, gastric ulcer, gastric cancer, and lymphoma.  </li></ul>
  49. 50. H. Pylori <ul><li>H pylori infection also predisposes patients to ulcer disease by disrupting mucosal integrity. The bacterium's spiral shape and flagella facilitate its penetration into the mucous layer and its attachment to the epithelial layer. Subsequently, it releases phospholipase and proteases, which cause further mucosal damage. </li></ul>
  50. 51. Duodenal Ulcer <ul><li>More common than gastric ulcer </li></ul><ul><li>Usually appear within 3 cm of the pylorus an area where gastric acidity is high </li></ul><ul><li>More prevalent in male than in female </li></ul><ul><li>Usually affect people who are tense, hardworking, and chronic worriers </li></ul>
  51. 52. Duodenal Ulcer <ul><li>Clinical feature: an intense burning epigastric pain 90 minutes to 3 hours after a meal </li></ul><ul><li>Aggravated at night and is usually relieved by food </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnosis of DU is done by endoscopy or upper GI barium radiography </li></ul><ul><li>Increased acid load to the duodenum leads to the development of DU </li></ul>
  52. 53. Gastric Ulcer <ul><li>Majority of gastric ulcers are situated in the antrum or the lesser curvature of the stomach </li></ul><ul><li>H. pylori is the primary cause for GU </li></ul><ul><li>Gastric acid secretory rates with GU are normal or even decreased </li></ul><ul><li>Gastritis and chronic use of salicylate or NSAIDs are other possible causes of GU </li></ul>
  53. 55. Predisposing Factors <ul><li>poor dietary habits </li></ul><ul><li>excessive smoking </li></ul><ul><li>drinking of caffeine (coffee and sodas) and alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>Rush through meals </li></ul><ul><li>irregular mealtimes </li></ul><ul><li>Hereditary </li></ul><ul><li>Physical and psychological stresses </li></ul>
  54. 56. Objectives <ul><li>Relief pain </li></ul><ul><li>healing of the ulcer </li></ul><ul><li>prevention of complications and recurrences </li></ul><ul><li>Suppression and eradication of H. pylori is indicated for PUD </li></ul><ul><li>done by the use of triple or quadruple drug therapy </li></ul>
  55. 57. Medical Treatment <ul><li>antacids can be used to neutralize the overload of acids (Tums, Maalox) </li></ul><ul><li>Acid secretion may be subdued by the use of anticholinergics like Histamine 2 receptor blockers (cimetidine, ranitidine, and famotidine) w/c block the H2 receptor in the parietal cells </li></ul><ul><li>Mucosal protectant: Bismuth or Sucralfate can also be effective in healing gastric ulcer </li></ul>
  56. 58. Medical Treatment <ul><li>Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI): irreversibly inhibit the H/K ATPase pump effectively inhibiting acid release (omeprazole, lansoprazole, esomeprazole) </li></ul><ul><li>H. Pylori eradication: triple therapy has consistently been shown to eradicate the organism more than 90% of the time. </li></ul>
  57. 59. Drug therapy <ul><li>Bismuth Subsalicylate (2 tablets QID), plus Metronidazole (250 mg tablet QID) plus tetracycline (500 mg tablet QID). </li></ul><ul><li>omeprazole (20 mg tablet OD), bismuth Subsalicylate (2 tablets QID), Metronidazole (250 mg tablet QID) and tetracycline (500 mg tablet QID) </li></ul>
  58. 60. Drug therapy <ul><ul><ul><li>Bismuth, metronidazole, and tetracycline qid with H2 blockers bid </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bismuth, metronidazole, and tetracycline bid with a PPI (Helidac) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prevacid, amoxicillin, and clarithromycin bid (PrevPac) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prilosec, metronidazole, and clarithromycin bid </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ranitidine, bismuth, and clarithromycin with amoxicillin, metronidazole, or tetracycline bid   </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The 5 different regimens approved by AmericanCollege of Gastroenterology are as follows (all 5 regimens are given for a total of 2 wk): </li></ul></ul>
  59. 61. Dietary Management <ul><li>The initial dietary management is to consume adequate calories to maintain the desirable body weight of the patient </li></ul><ul><li>High protein </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To promote healing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To buffer acids </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To replace nitrogen lost from the ulcer </li></ul></ul></ul>
  60. 62. Dietary Management <ul><li>Adequate carbohydrates </li></ul><ul><li>High amounts of unsaturated fats </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To inhibit gastric secretion and motility via Cholecystokinin </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Small frequent meals: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To rest the organ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To maintain constant neutralization of the acid </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To minimize distention of the stomach, thus minimizing gastrin and HCl secretion </li></ul></ul></ul>
  61. 63. Dietary Management <ul><li>Limit fiber consumption </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To reduce motility </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Limit gastric secretagogues such as caffeine and alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>Limit Gas-forming foods like cabbage, baked beans, milk, onions, fried foods, spicy foods and orange juice </li></ul><ul><li>Avoidance of NSAIDs like salicylates and other drugs known to affect GIT mucosa </li></ul>
  62. 64. References <ul><li>Principles of Diet Therapy Manual </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Sanjeeb Shrestha, MD, Consulting Staff, Division of Gastroenterology, North West Arkansas Gastroenterology Clinic </li></ul><ul><li>Daryl Lau, MD, MPH, FRCP(C), Director of Translational Liver Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Updated: Aug 24, 2009 </li></ul>
  63. 65. References <ul><li>Soll AH. Consensus conference. Medical treatment of peptic ulcer disease. Practice guidelines. Practice Parameters Committee of the American College of Gastroenterology.  JAMA . Feb 28 1996;275(8):622-9.  [Medline] . </li></ul><ul><li>Vaira D, Gatta L, Ricci C, et al. Peptic ulcer and Helicobacter pylori: update on testing and treatment.  Postgrad Med . Jun 2005;117(6):17-22, 46.  [Medline] </li></ul>
  64. 66. Thank You!