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  • Review this week’s media presentation on the gastrointestinal system.
  • Review Chapter 35 in the Huether and McCance text.  Identify the normal pathophysiology of gastric acid stimulation and  production.
  • Review Chapter 37 in the Huether and McCance text.  Consider the pathophysiology of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD),  peptic ulcer disease (PUD), and gastritis. Think about how these  disorders are similar and different.
  • Select a patient factor different from the one you  selected in this week’s Discussion: genetics, gender, ethnicity, age, or  behavior. Consider how the factor you selected might impact the  pathophysiology of GERD, PUD, and gastritis. Reflect on how you would  diagnose and prescribe treatment of these disorders for a patient based  on this factor.
  • Review the “Mind Maps—Dementia, Endocarditis, and  Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)” media in the Week 2 Learning  Resources. Use the examples in the media as a guide to construct a mind  map for gastritis. Consider the epidemiology and clinical presentation  of gastritis.

To Complete

Write a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following:

  • Describe the normal pathophysiology of gastric acid  stimulation and production. Explain the changes that occur to gastric  acid stimulation and production with GERD, PUD, and gastritis disorders.
  • Explain how the factor you selected might impact the  pathophysiology of GERD, PUD, and gastritis. Describe how you would  diagnose and prescribe treatment of these disorders for a patient based  on the factor you selected.
  • Construct a mind map for gastritis. Include the  epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation, as well as the  diagnosis and treatment you explained in your paper.