The Symptoms of Degeneration Of The Peptic Glands

Loss of appetite: impaired digestion: gradual emaciation and increasing debility: morbid condition known as degeneration of the glands which secrete the gastric juice: death by exhaustion.

The only morbid symptoms are those mentioned. No special causes of this disease have been determined, but there is no doubt that the use of alcoholic liquors and tobacco, together with the causes which produce degeneration in other organs, cause degeneration of the peptic glands.

The Treatment of Degeneration Of The Peptic Glands

Little can be done for patients suffering with this disease. The treatment should consist in attention to the general health and the exercise of great care in the regulation of the diet so as to tax the digestive organs as little as possible. Only the most simple and easily digested foods should be employed.