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Diet For A Person With High Cholesterol And A Stomach Ulcer
Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
I have an upcoming colonoscopy that I have to have a liquid diet for. I think I may have a stomach ulcer. Will not eating make my ulcer worse?
Not for the:
Short amount of time this preparation lasts!
Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more
Can I undergo the colonoscopy prep of a liquid diet if I happen to have a stomach ulcer or gastritis?
I was on a binge diet of basically lemons and cayenne pepper, abdominal pain while running, still there, around right upper abdomen. Stomach ulcer?
See your Doctor: Finding out the cause of abdominal pain is like solving a mystery: we collect clues from one's symptoms, history, examination+/- tests. Therefore, a "hands-on" eval is critical. In general, pain related to activity is usually more related to the abdominal wall (muscles) rather than the internal organs. Regardless, I am sure I don't need to tell you that a binge diet of pepper and lemon is baad! ...Read more
Can any doctor offten to a person that takes omeprazol (for inhibiting stomach ulcer), tramadol that has 10mg hcl?
Hydrochloride: Most medications exist in a "salt" form and HCl salt is the therapeutic form of tramadol. It is made so that it can have a therapeutic pH for its intended function. It will not be harmful to the stomach as it is. You should not combine it with an anti-inflammatory drug such as ibuprfen when there are stomach symptoms. I hope this clarifies your doubts. ...Read more
Change diet: Avoid foods that can irritate your stomach like spicy foods, alcohol and caffeine. Also smoking can decrease the blood supply to your stomach and delay healing. Taking medication like antacids decrease the acid in your stomach which allows the ulcer to heal. Omeprazole or Prilosec is otc and is very effective in reducing stomach acid. ...Read more
Exercise and GERD: Gi disorders are relatively common in athletes. Vigorous exercise has been shown to be associated with increased acid production and decreased blood flow to the GI tract. Gerd (reflux) occurs more frequently with exercise and can sometimes be pre-treated with medications such as h2 receptor antagonists and proton pump inhibitors. You should consult with your physician for a formal evaluation. ...Read more
Diet: Avoid foods that can irritate your stomach like spicy foods, alcohol and caffeine. Also smoking can decrease the blood supply to your stomach and delay healing. Taking medication like antacids decrease the acid in your stomach which allows the ulcer to heal. Omeprazole or Prilosec is otc and is very effective in reducing stomach acid. ...Read more
Depends: Everyone is different. Time to heal depends on the size of the ulcer and if you are taking anything or doing anything that promotes stomach acid. Decreasing stomach acid allows it to heal faster and also avoiding stomach irritants like spicy food, alcohol, nsaid, aspirin, caffeine. If you have lots of stress, that can increase your stomach acid and increases healing time. ...Read more
None or some: Typical duodenal ulcer pain can include "gnawing" discomfort in upper abdomen, maybe into back, worse hrs after eating, relieved by food, often awakening at night because of pain. Stomach ulcer may have different timing of symptoms, may have more nausea. May have vomiting; weight loss can occur-alarm symptom. However, may have no symptoms or very nonspecific symptoms. If in doubt, see md. ...Read more
Many symptoms: Most likely burning sensations.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many: First burning sensations.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes, but why?: Why would you want to take something that hasn't been proven to do anything positive, that you don't know what or how much is in it, that you don't know the potential side effects, and hasn't been every shown scientifically to help anything? Doesn't make sense to me. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Don't waste your money or your health. ...Read more
Burning pain is the most common peptic ulcer symptom. The pain is caused by the ulcer and is aggravated by stomach acid coming in contact with the ulcerated area. The pain typically may be felt anywhere from your navel up to your breastbone, be worse when your stomach is empty, often be temporarily relieved by eating certain foods and disappear and then return for a few days or weeks.
Check with dr. ...Read more
Pain after meal: Pain after food, vomiting, blood in vomit/stool. ...Read more
Not always painful: Not always painful. Ulcers may not hurt if they are due to ongoing use of nsaid's that patients take for their "pain killer" property. Sometimes ulcers in the elderly are without any warning symptoms until they bleed, obstruct, perforate. If you think you have an ulcer, seek medical evaluation but also consider starting at least an over-the-counter acid blocker like Prilosec otc, Prevacid (lansoprazole) 24hr. ...Read more
See your doctor: Your doctor can test you for H. Pylori. This is a bacteria found to be responsible for peptic ulcer disease. If positive, medication can be prescribed by your doctor. After you are examined and a careful history obtained, your doctor may order additional tests. See your doctor to be properly diagnosed and treated. Best wishes! ...Read more
I've been having a twisted feeling in my stomach that might be a stomach ulcer. What should I do?
See a doctor: I do not understand what feeling "twisted" means. If you have GI issues, then see a doctor. ...Read more
Stress affects GI: Functioning, including stomach upset, diarrhea, constipation, increase or decrease in appetite, etc., and it certainly seems to contribute to ulcer activity in many people. But an australian physician discovered in 1982 that the bacterium helicobacter pylori plays a major role in stomach and duodenal ulcers. Manage stress and check with a physician about an antibiotic for stomach ulcers. ...Read more
Yes: Alcohol, smoking, caffeine, spicy meal may aggravate gastritis with or without ulcer. Motrin/aspirin (nsaid) and h pylori are believed to be the cause for ulcers. Discuss with GI about your treatment. Fyi ulcers are diagnosed by scoping you stomach (egd), no doctor can tell you you have ulcer by a simple physical exam. Consult w your doctor. ...Read more
↑ed cholesterol (in blood); a specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on planet, part of every animal cell membrane, enables membrane flexibility, cells to change shape, animals to move. Look it up ("cholesterol molecule" works best) on Google & images. Additionally, for most people Hi-Chol foods ↓es measured LDL particles while ↓Chol foods ↑LDL; driving ...Read more
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