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Does zinc cause ulcers?

Does zinc cause ulcers?

Peptic ulcers: Assuming you are taking about peptic ulcers, normal amounts of zinc do not cause this type of ulcer. Overdoses of zinc can be very irritating to the stomach and may cause stomach ulcers. ...Read more

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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


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Does corticosteroids cause stomach ulcers?

Does corticosteroids cause stomach ulcers?

They may: Especially high dose oral corticosteroids like Prednisone taken for longer periods of time. Inhaled corticosteroids used for the treatment of asthma and allergic rhinitis rarely, if ever, cause or exacerbate existing stomach ulcers. ...Read more

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Why doesn't deficiency of riboflavin cause disease?

Why doesn't deficiency of riboflavin cause disease?

Ariboflavinosis: Actually, vitamin b2 deficiency causes ariboflavinosis. Symptoms may include cheilosis (cracks in the lips), high sensitivity to sunlight, angular cheilitis, inflammation of the tongue, seborrheic dermatitis or pseudo-syphilis, pharyngitis, hyperemia, and edema of the pharyngeal and oral mucosa. ...Read more

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Does acv cause diarrhea?

Does acv cause diarrhea?

Acyclovir?: Are you referring to acyclovir? It does not usually cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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33, F, acid reflux disease, does it cause malnutrition or loss of vitamins or does the regular use of antacids cause it?

33, F, acid reflux disease, does it cause malnutrition or loss of vitamins or does the regular use of antacids cause it?

No, nothing serious: Acid reflux disease, sometimes called, GERD does not cause any nutritional effects. Most antacids used to treat acidity are benign and of minimal consequences. PPIs do have some rare effects on electrolytes like magnesium and Calcium but only after many years of use. This can lead to occasional bone fractures but they are so rare the benefit is much greater than the risk. ...Read more

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Does Carafate (sucralfate) heal damage caused by chronic acid reflux? If I take this, how can I prevent aluminum toxicity?

Does Carafate (sucralfate) heal damage caused by chronic acid reflux? If I take this, how can I prevent aluminum toxicity?

Don't need to worry: about aluminum if you have normal renal function as will be excreted through your kidneys. Only take the recommended dose of carafate (sucralfate). ...Read more

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Does anemia cause dermatitis?

Does anemia cause dermatitis?

possibly associated: Anemia itself should not cause dermatitis; however, the cause of anemia may be associated--as an inflammatory process, which interferes with iron absorption. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does Crohn's disease cause mouth sores?

Does Crohn's disease cause mouth sores?

Yes: Crohn's disease can cause mouth sores similar to canker sores (aphthous ulcers). Crohn's disease can affect the digestive tract, anywhere from the mouth to the anus. ...Read more

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What causes headaches? How can they be prevented? Does it indicate any vitamin deficiency?

What causes headaches? How can they be prevented? Does it indicate any vitamin deficiency?

Good questions!: Migraines have many causes; mostly they are inherited, but other factors (estrogen, stress, traumatic head injuries and others) can play roles, too. It may benefit you to identify what trigger your migraines; common triggers include more than 5 cups of coffee daily, chocolate, nitrates ; nitrites, sulfates ; sulfites, nuts, alcohol, msg, etc. See a neurologist to treat your migraines. ...Read more

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Does tongue cancer usually cause many symptoms?

Does tongue cancer usually cause many symptoms?

Possible: Typical symptoms can include pain, lump or mass being felt, difficulty swallowing; also bleeding, weight loss, neck lumps can be felt. ...Read more

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Does staph cause leg ulcers?

Does staph cause leg ulcers?

Yes, but...: If skin dries/cracks, then staph or strep may infect the soft tissue as the dermal opening creates a portal of entry... Mrsa is is quite prevalent... Be careful. ...Read more

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Will a folic acid deficiency cause canker sores?

Will a folic acid deficiency cause canker sores?

It can: Folic acid/folate deficiency can cause canker sores, red painful tongue, irritation/cracking at the corners of the mouth, and a type of anemia. One of the main sources of Folic Acid in the diet is from green leafy vegetables. Folic acid deficiency severe enough to cause symptoms generally requires a very poor diet, alcohol use, or is a side effect of medications like Phenytoin or methotrexate. ...Read more

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Does levofloxacin or amox-clav cause mouth sores after use?

Does levofloxacin or amox-clav cause mouth sores after use?

Occasionally : It can be an allergic reaction and you should inform the doctor who prescribed the medication asap. However it is not uncommon to develop a candida (thrush) infection after taking any antibiotic which can cause mouth sores as well, . ...Read more

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Does colitis also cause vomiting?

Does colitis also cause vomiting?

Varies: stimulation of the GI tract often triggers vomiting. Colitis from mild causes like a virus typically affects the entire GI tract and for this reason, will usually trigger nausae/vomiting and diarrhea. ...Read more

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What can cause angular cheilitis besides anemia or vitamin deficiency?

What can cause angular cheilitis besides anemia or vitamin deficiency?

Many things: Classically vitamin B12 or iron deficiency is the text book answer, but in the us today, this type of inflammation is more often caused by topical trauma, such as wind, cosmetics, or mouth pieces used in some sports. Some medicines cause the mouth and lips to become dry, and occasional allergic reactions to meds or foods have been reported. ...Read more

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Does malnutrition cause acid reflux symptoms?

Does malnutrition cause acid reflux symptoms?

Gerd: Malnutrition in and of itself doesn't cause GERD, but causes include an incompetent gastroesophageal sphincter as well as substances like caffeine,fatty foods,chocolate,abdominal obesity,some medications and spices. ...Read more

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Does famotidine cause burning tongue?

Does famotidine cause burning tongue?

Not typical: Burning tongue is not a typical side effect of famotidine. Gerd can certainly cause this. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more