Published online Mar 21, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i11.1154
Revised: August 21, 2011
Accepted: February 27, 2012
Published online: March 21, 2012
Bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract and its management are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The predisposing factors that led to the occurrence of these hemorrhagic instances are largely linked to the life style of the affected persons. Designing a new strategy aimed at educating the publics and improving their awareness of the problem could effectively help in eradicating this problem with no associated risks and in bringing the mortality rates down to almost zero.