Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “BLOATING“ to remember about the Risk Factors For Gastroisntestinal Bleeding
B – Blood Thinners: Medications like Warfarin and Aspirin increase the risk of GI bleeding.
L – Liver Disease: Conditions like cirrhosis can lead to GI bleeding.
O – Old Age: Advanced age is a risk factor for gastrointestinal bleeding.
A – Alcohol Abuse: Excessive alcohol consumption can damage the GI tract.
T – Tumors: Gastrointestinal tumors can cause bleeding.
I – Infections: Infections such as H. pylori can lead to GI bleeding.
N – Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs): Drugs like Ibuprofen can cause GI bleeding.
G – Gastric Ulcers: Ulcers in the stomach can result in gastrointestinal bleeding.