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Peptic Ulcers Causes
Yes, possible.: Intrinsic factor (if) is secreted by the stomach and needed for vitamin B12 absorption. Gastric ulcers can reduce the secretion of if and treatment for ulcers can reduce stomach acidity, which is needed to free up B12 from natural proteins to allow binding to if. B12 deficiency affects myelinated peripheral nerves, and can cause dysfunction of sensation and muscle cells. ...Read more
I have a good size hiatal hernia, with peptic ulcers. Can this cause me to get chills an body aches only at night almost every night.
Doubtful: The hiatal hernia and the peptic ulcers are unlikely to give you night chills and aches. Are you being treated medically for your ulcers? If not then you could certainly have complications from them, but they would not present as you have described. Best to see your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Signs if a peptic ulcer? If it's caused by nsaids is it differ then from hpilori? Will it start to bleed?
Not: Similar symptoms. Pain usually better or aggravated by food. Gi bleeding could occur with either. ...Read more
Treat the H.pylori: H.Pylori status is checked with the intention of treating the infection to eradication, when found. Untreated h.Pylori may increase your risk of ulceration as well as of stomach cancer. Don't however confuse a positive h.Pylori blood test with actual infection--having the antibody may only mean that at some point you were exposed. Biopsy, breath test, stool antigen assess for this bacteria. ...Read more
Does red bull cause, actually cause, peptic ulcers, or would it only act as an irritant to them? I have drunk it since the early 2000s.
Red Bull gives u...: Prima fasciae the answer is no. I would twist the question to ask, "why do you ask?" and "why do you drink red bull." further, one might ask do you have pain and where, when, and what makes it worse. A nonsmoking social drinker of 43 years, i might suggest you seek a one one one evaluation for the source of your concern might not be what you think they are--e.g. Heart, stomach, pancreas, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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