Home Health Peritonitis symptoms as Steve Wright's caused of death confirmed

Peritonitis symptoms as Steve Wright's caused of death confirmed

DJ Steve Wright’s death certificate reveals that he died from acute peritonitis and a perforated gastric peptic ulcer. The veteran BBC radio broadcaster, one of the UK’s most recognisable voices, passed away at the age of 69 in February.

The Metropolitan Police previously stated that Wright’s death at a flat in Marylebone, central London, was unexpected but not suspicious.

Michael Ball has since taken over as host of the Sunday love songs show, now titled Love Songs With Michael Ball. It has been confirmed that no inquest will be held into Wright’s death.

Westminster Coroner’s Court announced in May: “An inquest will not be required for Mr Wright. The coroner has now discontinued this case.”

Wright was awarded an MBE in the 2024 New Year Honours for his services to radio, reports Wales Online.

What is a peptic ulcer?

Peptic ulcers are sores that form on the inside lining of the stomach or upper part of the small intestine.

If they occur inside the stomach, they are referred to as gastric ulcers.

The most common causes of peptic ulcers are infection with the bacteria Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and prolonged use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which are commonly used to alleviate pain or reduce inflammation.

What are the symptoms of peritonitis?

Some individuals with these ulcers may not experience any symptoms, while others may endure burning stomach pain, a feeling of fullness or bloating, burping, heartburn and nausea.

A rare complication of stomach ulcers is when the lining of the stomach splits open, known as perforation.

What is peritonitis?

Peritonitis is an infection of the lining of the abdomen. It can occur if an ulcer perforates.

This can be very dangerous because the perforation enables bacteria in the stomach to escape, where it then infects the lining of the abdomen.

Symptoms of peritonitis include pain in the stomach, a very high temperature, rapid heartbeat and being unable to pee or peeing much less than normal.

Can peritonitis be treated?

Peritonitis can range from mild to severe but it is usually always regarded as a medical emergency owing to the fact is often caused by infection. If the infection is not treated quickly, it can spread around the body and become life-threatening.

Treatment usually involves intravenous antibiotics for any bacterial infection, plus medication for pain. Depending on the source of infection, people may also need surgery to remove infected organs or tissue.


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