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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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I have burning backpain especiaaly when i eat hot or spicy food. The pain started from the stomach then it is now based on my back. Could it be ulcers?

I have burning backpain especiaaly when i eat hot or spicy food. The pain started from the stomach then it is now based on my back. Could it be ulcers?

Yes: It sound as if you are experiencing gastric irritation. This may be do to peptic ulcer disease or to gastroesophogeal reflux disease. Often peptic ulcer disease will result in pain of the mid-portion area of the back area. There is no associated radiation of that pain into the legs. ...Read more

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Is emotional stress the single major cause of stomach ulcers? If not, what is?

Is emotional stress the single major cause of stomach ulcers? If not, what is?

H. pylori & Ulcers: (H. pylori) is a type of bacteria. These germs can enter your body and live in your digestive tract. After many years, they can cause sores, called ulcers, in the lining of your stomach or the upper part of your small intestine. Stress can may any physical or psychological conditon worse. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can stress cause stomach ulcer?

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

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I know that ulcers are primarily caused by h. Pylori but can stress cause excessive acid buildup in my stomach?

I know that ulcers are primarily caused by h. Pylori but can stress cause excessive acid buildup in my stomach?

Yes.: The GI tract is full of nerve endings, and stress often manifests in this area...Note how many people get "butterflies in my stomach" or feel nauseated when under stress. Just as stress can hurt you, relaxation exercises can help you heal and support wellness. ...Read more

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How does stress increase stomach acid and leads to ulcers?

How does stress increase stomach acid and leads to ulcers?

Ulcers and stress: Tis is a complicated answer but let me try to explain it simply. In periods of stress, there is an over production of two hormones from the adrenal. One is adrenalin, which can stimulate the cells in the stomach to produce more acid. The 2nd hormone is cortisol, which when too abundant, can thin the lining of the stomach thus leading to the ulcer. You also need to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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25.Every time i eat my stomach burns. People say its ulcers and that it comes from stress. Is this a possibility ?

25.Every time i eat  my stomach burns. People say its ulcers and that it comes from stress. Is this a possibility ?

Yes, but......: Yes, but it could be a lot of things. Unless the "people" telling you this are doctors who have examined you, trust no one. Go see a real doctor and see what's going on with your tummy. Your primary doctor, a GI specialist or even a local free clinic is a good place to start. Don't wait - go in now. Good luck. ...Read more

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When i get bad news or stress i shiver rly bad, sweat and stomach pains doc thougth ibs, ibd, hernia or ulcer why do I shiver so bad from stress?

When i get bad news or stress i shiver rly bad, sweat and stomach pains doc thougth ibs, ibd, hernia or ulcer why do I shiver so bad from stress?

Common physical : Symptom of anxiety. This can include total body trembling, shaking, shivering, and it can occur in any muscle group. Please see an excellent overview of a plethora of physical symptoms of anxiety at the following website. www.anxietycentre.com/anxiety-symptoms/trembling.shtml anxiety symptoms - trembling, shaking, tremors trembling. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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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


Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more