Author(s): Saba A Ali, Hanaa A Abdulameer, Ali S Jabber
This is the second research was take place to microbiological and physiological evaluations have shown that Exam anxiety (EAE) can alter the health of stomach of students during exam and this lead to infected with Helicobacter pylori was known as a pathogen related to peptic ulcers and gastric carcinoma. We observed into whether pharmacy students through exams are stressful enough to cause changes in gastric secretion as consequences Helicobacter pylori infected.
PROCEDURES This study designed to evaluate H pylori infection in student during exam had morning sickness nausea and vomiting related to the anxiety and gastric secretion. Casual sample of female and male second stages of students from college of Pharmacy in Al - Qadisiyah University carried to inspect were taken before second final - course exam and during the exam of mid - course determination (1 month). Finally, from 137 students 87 student were infected (20 – 21 years) with sever to moderate nausea attended the outpatient and specialized clinic. The serological frequency of H pylori was 63.5 % in students, compare with non - infected students 36.5 % of the cases who had mild gastric pain, nausea, and burning of the stomach due to anxiety from exam. Most infected student with H pylori were the severe symptoms (57.5 %) moderate (28. %), and mild (20 %) cases. This study found that severe nausea and vomiting, dyspepsia, and other gastrointestinal symptoms during exam were increased with the infection by H pylori, and the same times may be gastric secretion increased significantly (p ≤ 0.001) condition consequently, it is a danger factor for difficulties in student and its poor outcomes, especially in developing countries, such as Iraq. These results can be minimized by improving the socioeconomic and public health conditions. H pylori infection in student is considered a main health problem and should be treated before. Further investigations are required in this regard and researchers are recommended to conduct studies on the Exam anxiety to recognize how it has the specific pathophysiology related to H pylori infection.