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  1. Dykes, Cathy McNeill MS, RN, CCRC, CGRN


Menetrier's disease is a type of hypertrophic gastropathy, a rare, acquired premalignant disorder of the stomach accompanied by debilitating symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, anorexia, edema, epigastric pain, and weight loss. The disease results in a marked negative effect on the patient's quality of life. This article will present information on Menetrier's disease, quality of life, and the effect this disease and subsequent treatment had on a patient's physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.