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Can apple cider vinegar cause stomach ulcers when taken everyday for weight loss?

Can apple cider vinegar cause stomach ulcers when taken everyday for weight loss?

No problem: Apple cider vinegar is a weaker acid than stomach acid, and improves digestion it does not cause ulcers and is sometimes used to help heal them. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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What is the new regime for intestinal (stomach and bowel) tuberculosis after 4 years of diagnosis many small ulcers in the stomach and bowel? The symptoms are losing weight and appetite only

What is the new regime for intestinal (stomach and bowel) tuberculosis after 4 years of diagnosis many small ulcers in the stomach and bowel? The symptoms are losing weight and appetite only

No new regimen: Ripe is the standard.

There is a real problem. Ulcers are something else and weight loss indicates that there is a problem that is not fixed.

You need to see a specialist asap. ...Read more

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Can ulcers cause weight loss, weakness and fatigue?

Can ulcers cause weight loss, weakness and fatigue?

Yes, that is: Possible. Especially so if there is significant weight loss or bleeding. ...Read more

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Could a 44x12mm right infratentorial arachnoid cyst cause night sweats, weight loss, abdominal pain, headaches, ulcers, or vertigo? Non-congenital.

Could a 44x12mm right infratentorial arachnoid cyst cause night sweats, weight loss, abdominal pain, headaches, ulcers, or vertigo? Non-congenital.

Below: Arachnoid cysts usually aren't the cause of problems, they're found when doing a scan because of the problem, but are usually not the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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Why do peptic ulcers lead to weight loss? Does it happen even if one eats?

Why do peptic ulcers lead to weight loss? Does it happen even if one eats?

May hurt to eat: The main reason is that the upper abdominal nausea, vomiting & pain caused by ulcers impair appetite. Interestingly, many ulcer patients report that their symptoms improve with certain low acid foods such as bananas, peaches, pears and worsen with spicy foods. There could be some weight loss if severe ulcers cause scarring & swelling resulting in mild obstruction & poorer absorption of nutrients ...Read more

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Does peptic ulcer disease lead to weight loss?

Does peptic ulcer disease lead to weight loss?

Weight loss and PUD: Involuntary weight loss is always considered a clinical "red flag." that being said, it is not a surprise that peptic ulcer disease patients may experience less interest in eating due to the pain that meals engender. Under such circumstance, weight loss may follow. However, stomach ulcers may on occasion arise in the setting of cancer, severe physiologic stress, trauma. Don't ignore "red flags.". ...Read more

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Can a bleeding stomach ulcer cause significant blood loss??

Can a bleeding stomach ulcer cause significant blood loss??

Life threatening: Bleeding stomach ulcers may present in different stages from superficial to full perforations when they are life threatening. ...Read more

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Hard labor and change in diet. 50lbs weight loss just shy of a year. Frequent constipation and indigestion. Trial of Prilosec OTC was useless. Ulcer?

Hard labor and change in diet. 50lbs weight loss just shy of a year. Frequent constipation and indigestion. Trial of Prilosec OTC was useless. Ulcer?

Fiber and hydration: Just over 2 lb per month weight loss is good but set reasonable target weights below 95th percentile but above your height percentile. Ensure adequate hydration, fiber and vitamin intake. A psyllium-based product at recommended dose before meals with water would suffice. ...Read more

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Have another? That's with this. Blood in stool, minuscule 3 days now. Not hemorrhoid or anal fissure. Could be just an ulcer bleed? Weight loss w/this

Have another? That's with this. Blood in stool, minuscule 3 days now. Not hemorrhoid or anal fissure. Could be just an ulcer bleed? Weight loss w/this

Need to examine: Unintended weight loss and blood in stool are both serious enough that you need to see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Cleared heart, endo/colon, gallbladder tests. Upper abdomen squeezing sev hrs after eat, nausea, diarrhea, weight loss, up at night. Ulcer symptoms?

Pain: It could be due to a variety of things including IBS. I would see a good gastroenterologist, he should be able to help. It does not sound like ulcer disease ...Read more

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I have a swollen submandibular gland, night sweats, weight loss, irregular period, abdominal pain, history of ulcers, & leg itching that bruises.?

I have a swollen submandibular gland, night sweats, weight loss, irregular period, abdominal pain, history of ulcers, & leg itching that bruises.?

See dr.: The various symptoms that you have could be related to serious infection or even underlying tumor. You should consult physician for physical exam and testing. Testing probably would include blood tests and imaging. ...Read more

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If you have an ulcer of hernia in your stomach would that cause you to gain weight?

If you have an ulcer of hernia in your stomach would that cause you to gain weight?

No: If you have ulcers in your stomach due to a hiatal hernia, you may need to have it surgically repaired by a general or thoracic surgeon experienced in laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair. ...Read more

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Could my stomach ulcer be the cause of my weight gain, (and inability to loose it) bloating, burning upper stomach, constipation, and dhiarria?

Could my stomach ulcer be the cause of my weight gain, (and inability to loose it) bloating, burning upper stomach, constipation, and dhiarria?

No.: Ulcers don't cause weight gain, although they can certainly cause burning in the stomach area. Bloating, constipation and diarrhea are likely separate from the ulcer. Any time I hear this many abdominal complaints, what comes to mind is the probable need for dietary change, at the very least. You could have irritably bowel syndrome or several other problems as well. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Loss of appetite, after I eat my stomach hurts and I feel nauseous. Can this be an ulcer?

Loss of appetite, after I eat my stomach hurts and I feel nauseous. Can this be an ulcer?

Future Endoscopy? ...: Gastric ulcers can grow in intensity with eating, while duodenal ulcers decrease with eating. If you have had chronic concerns with GERD (aka acid reflux) and/or gastritis (due to foods, meds, lifestyle, stress), then Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD) is possible. Avoid hot/spicy/greasy/fried/caffinated/alcoholic foods and drinks as a precaution. Prilosec OTC is a good first med to use, but see GI/PCP! ...Read more

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Yesterday I experienced metallic test on tongue, loss appetite, nausea and stomach discomfort. Are these symptom of gastritis or ulcer?

Yesterday I experienced metallic test on tongue, loss appetite, nausea and stomach discomfort. Are these symptom of gastritis or ulcer?

Metallic taste: Many with low K note this problem as one of the symptoms of primary aldosteronism but usually also have high blood pressure and low K. Tell you Dr about this and see what your team thinks may be cause. ...Read more

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Gastritis or stomach ulcers stomach pains in my head it loss appetite pains in legs lower back pain hard to breeze?

Gastric Ulcer: These can produce back pain and various other sequelae such as sepsis and lung injury. I would recommend evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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Constant acid refulux for 3 years, stomach/navel burning, chest pain and loss of appetite and stool streaking with blood. Possible stomach ulcer?

Constant acid refulux for 3 years, stomach/navel burning, chest pain and loss of appetite and stool streaking with blood. Possible stomach ulcer?

Possible: See a doctor soon. Seeing red blood on your stool usually means 2 possible things: it is coming from a stomach or small intestine rapidly bleeding ulcer, or it is coming from a lower source like a hemorrhoid (if you're constipated this is likely it). Rarer inflammatory causes exist too. If you've had acid for many years you are at risk for an ulcer, you should be taking an acid-blocking medicine. ...Read more

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Can drugs cause oral & stomach ulcers?

Can drugs cause oral & stomach ulcers?

Yes they can: Certain classes of drugs, especially acids can cause erosion of the lining of the mouth as well as the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. In these cases it is best to take with food or an antacid. ...Read more

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Can exercising cause stomach ulcers to worsen?

Stress: One of the reason for stomach ulcer is stress. But the stress which increases acid output. I don't think exercise increases the acid output in stomach. ...Read more

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I have stomach ulcers and I want to know more about it. What are the causes and symptoms?

No single cause: Infection with a type of bacteria called helicobacter pylori (h. Pylori)
use of painkillers called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids), such as aspirin, Naproxen Ibuprofen and many others available by prescription. Rarely excess acid production from gastrinomas, tumors of the acid producing cells of the stomach. ...Read more

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Is it true that eating lemons can cause stomach ulcers and/or stomach irration?

Ulcer: Ulcers no
Irritation yes because lemon is a citrus fruit and any citrus fruit may cause acid reflux. ...Read more

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What causes stomach ulcer?

Many causes: Aside from commonly used medication such as nsaids (ibuprofen/motrin/aleve) and aspirin, smoking and alcohol use, you should also be evaluated for a bacteria called helicobacter pylori which has been associated with ulcers. ...Read more

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Do stomach ulcers cause a lot of gas?

Do stomach ulcers cause a lot of gas?

Pain yes, gas no: The gas you produce is a combination of swallowed air and gas arising from the action of gut germs on undigested food. Beans as an example have fucose, a sugar humans don't metabolize, but germs do. Eat a lot, and germ action makes you gassy. Ulcers are just holes in the upper layers of the tissue lining the inside of the gut. ...Read more

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How can you stop stomach discomfort caused by an ulcer?

How can you stop stomach discomfort caused by an ulcer?

See your doctor: You need to see your doctor to find out what's causing these pains before you can get rid of them. ...Read more

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Can amoxycillin be bad for my liver or cause stomach ulcers?

Can amoxycillin be bad for my liver or cause stomach ulcers?

Yes: Potential adverse effects on the liver by Amoxicillin include acute cytolytic hepatitis with a resulting increase in serum transaminases (ast and alt); cholestatic jaundice; and hepatic cholestasis. Although there are some GI side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea; a short course of Amoxicillin or Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) should not cause peptic ulcer disease. ...Read more

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What can you do to stop stomach discomfort caused by an ulcer?

Medication: You should be taking a proton pump inhibitor such as prilosec, protonix, Prevacid or Nexium (esomeprazole) on a daily basis. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more