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Does Zinc Cause Ulcers
My husband has three ulcers and night sweats are they related and what causes the ulcers to prevent them....?
Ulcers & night sweat: I assume you mean he has 3 ulcers in his stomach. Peptic ulcers are now known to be caused by a germ called h pylori, which should be treated with at least 2 antibiotics and omeprazole. Night sweats are not usually a symptom of peptic ulcer, but can be a symptom in anyone who is very uncomfortable. Ulcers tend to hurt the most at night because there is nothing to buffer the normal acid. ...Read more
Why does one have >10 apthous ulcers qday & month? - autoimmune, +mgus, +vitamin a deficnc, -celiac sprue, + increasng hepatomegly w/o identified cause
Toxicity?: Need more lab values, but they need a full workup. Tests for celiac not fully accurate. Gluten enteropathy can cause malabsorption with multiple deficiencies. Check serum copper, serum zinc, ceruloplasmin, coq10, 25 oh d, selenium, iodine, comprehensive fatty acid panel, Amino Acid panel, b12, b2, b6 for starters. Lyme coinfection may be an issue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Caffeine: in Mountain Dew can increase risk of developing ulcers. There is valve between the stomach and esophagus called the gastroesophageal (GE) sphincter. Normally, this valve closes very tightly to keep stomach contents from going back up (reflux) into the esophagus. Caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol all lower the pressure that keeps the GE sphincter closed. Reflux can lead to development of ulcers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necessarily: It was determined in the 1950's that pressure sores are not an inevitable result of being wheelchair dependent. There are many things that must be done, though, to prevent them. Just a few are: the right cushion, periodic wheelchair pushups to relieve pressure, and daily examination of pressure points. This requires a lot of effort from the patient and his doctor, but it is worth it! ...Read more
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