[Geriatric diseases of the upper digestive tract].

  • Hans Ruppin
  • Published 1992 in Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie


During aging, secretion and motility of the upper GI tract slow down. The reduction of these functions, however, does not create complaints. In the higher age groups, a number of symptoms from age-dependent diseases occur more frequently, e.g., dysphagia in response to cerebral ischemia, or disturbed gastric emptying caused by diabetic visceral neuropathy… (More)


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