It is a hostile environment of hydrochloric acid. Mucus is the first line of defense in protecting the lining, but when acidity increases it can erode the lining. If the acid breaks through the lining, the secretion of another protein is stimulated, which increases the production of hydrochloric acid, thereby establishing a destructive cycle. Until recently, a bland diet was recommended to prevent and reverse this disorder, but now physicians treat most forms of the disorder with antibiotics instead.
To what disorder is the information referring?


The fact that dietary changes were once recommended as a treatment suggests that the disorder is one of the digestive system. The description of the acidic environment and the effect of the acid on the lining should tell you that the information is referring to a stomach disorder.

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