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A 38-year-old member asked:

will spicy food and stress cause stomach ulcers?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine 48 years experience
No: Stomach ulcers are caused either by an infection with h pylori bacteria or by damage from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen). Emotional stress does not cause stomach ulcers. Physical stress such as fractures of long bones or serious burns can cause bleeding ulcers, especially in hospitalized patients.
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Stress - yes: Stress can cause stomach ulcers by increasing the acid production in the stomach.

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A 25-year-old female asked:

My baby cries whenever I put her to sleep on her tummy, they say I have to do that 4 her lungs to be strong?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Who told you that ?: The american academy of pediatrics & many other advisory groups have promoted sleeping on a babies back since the early 90's. Since that time we have seen a 40-50% drop in crib death over that period. I know of no one that advises belly sleeping for any reason, although if baby rolls into that position after 6m i don't try to change it. Tummy time while awake can help build upper body strength.

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