Any Of You Guys Ever Have An Ulcer?
Posted 13 December 2006 - 06:33 PM
Posted 14 December 2006 - 03:06 PM
Posted 14 December 2006 - 10:07 PM
You should get that checked out.
Thats not good.
Posted 15 December 2006 - 03:42 AM
It's fucked up but I usually get 12's and I'll go through about 3 12's a week average it seems. It doesn't seem like alot to me but I know I need to slow down. I don't usually drink to get drunk but I like the buzz. A 12 usually lasts me about 2 days (mind you my girlfriend drinks a few with me) but after work and on Sundays I gotta have a beer.
Posted 15 December 2006 - 08:49 PM
Posted 15 December 2006 - 10:16 PM
My boy been had an ulcer since he was about 23-24. He was and still is a fat f*** but he had poor eating habit's. Eating late night can really f*** you up and especially what you eat. You know those late nights like T 3-4-5-6 in the moring and getting a double decker greaseball burger. Slammin that down and going to bed. I kow you've done it. We all have. If you do that kind of shit enough and not enough water comsuption can really damage ya.
Posted 16 December 2006 - 01:16 PM
Posted 16 December 2006 - 02:11 PM
They definately can be from bad eating habits. http://www.mamashealth.com/stomach.asp
Posted 16 December 2006 - 03:44 PM
they can be. but it doens't mean that is the reason. like i said with my ex, she was in great shape. ate really healthy, worked out 4 days a week, but still got ulcrers and she got them from stress which i believe is the main cause
actuallly looks like were both wrong
What Are Ulcers?
There is no clear evidence to suggest that the stress of modern life or a steady diet of fast food causes ulcers in the stomach and small intestine, but they are nonetheless common in our society: About one out of every 10 Americans will suffer from the burning, gnawing abdominal pain of a peptic (or gastric) ulcer sometime in life.
Peptic ulcers are holes or breaks in the protective lining of the duodenum (the upper part of the small intestine) or the stomach - areas that come into contact with stomach acids and enzymes. Duodenal ulcers are more common than stomach ulcers. Comparatively rare are esophageal ulcers, which form in the esophagus or swallowing tube and are often a result of alcohol abuse.
Until the mid-1980s, the conventional wisdom was that ulcers form as a result of stress, a genetic predisposition to excessive stomach acid secretion, and poor consumption habits (including overindulging in rich and fatty foods, alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco). It was believed that such influences contribute to a buildup of stomach acids that erode the protective lining of the stomach, duodenum, or esophagus.
While excessive stomach acid secretion certainly plays a role in the development of ulcers, a relatively recent theory holds that bacterial infection is the primary cause of peptic ulcers. Indeed, research conducted since the mid-1980s has persuasively demonstrated that the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is present in more than 90% of duodenal ulcers and approximately 80% of stomach ulcers.
Other factors also seem to contribute to ulcer formation. Overzealous use of over-the-counter painkillers (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen), heavy alcohol use, and smoking exacerbate and may promote the development of ulcers. In fact, research indicates that heavy smokers are more prone to developing duodenal ulcers than are nonsmokers, that people who drink alcohol are more susceptible to esophageal ulcers, and that those who take aspirin frequently for a long period of time are more likely to develop stomach ulcers than those who don't.
Other studies show that stomach ulcers are more likely to develop in elderly people. This may be because arthritis is prevalent in the elderly, and alleviating arthritis pain can mean taking daily doses of aspirin or ibuprofen. Another contributing factor may be that with advancing age the pylorus (the valve between the stomach and duodoneum) relaxes and allows excess bile (a compound produced in the liver to aid in digestion) to seep up into the stomach and erode the stomach lining.
Also, for no known reason, people with type A blood are more likely to develop cancerous stomach ulcers.
Duodenal ulcers tend to appear in people with type O blood, possibly because they do not produce the substance on the surface of blood cells (hence type O) that may protect the lining of the duodenum.
Fortunately, peptic ulcers are relatively easy to treat; in many cases they are cured with antibiotics, antacids, and other medications that reduce the amount of acid produced by the stomach. There are also a variety of self-help and alternative treatments that can aid in relieving pain and in healing ulcers. Still, the dangers associated with peptic ulcers - such as anemia, profuse bleeding, and stomach cancer - are serious, so ulcers should always be monitored by your doctor.