[LMB] Ulcers and Stress
proto at panix.com
Tue Apr 30 19:10:53 BST 2013
On Apr 30, 2013, at 1:55 PM, Mark Allums wrote:
> Walter Bushell:
>> On Apr 29, 2013, at 5:00 PM, Matthew George wrote:
>>> The most direct treatment for ulcers would be antibiotics, though, so the
>>> stuff in the Miles books is still obsoleteish. But that doesn't really
>>> matter much.
>> Maybe fastest treatment, but if the ulcers are stress related antibiotics
>> don't get at the cause and the stress will eventually cause problems all over
>> the body and mind of the sufferer, such as susceptibility to disease,
>> abdominal obesity, cardiovascular problems etcetera.
> A Nobel Prize was given to the discoverers who found that heliobacter pylori causes most ulcers. Stress is a factor, but the underlying cause is the bacterium. At least 20% of the people who have h. pylori infections go on to develop ulcers. It also causes gastritis and stomach cancer. Detection is difficult because no good test exists, even biopsy is inconsistent (dependent on the location in the stomach of the biopsy). It is believed that less than 20% of ulcers are present without h. pylori also being present, although I am having trouble finding a source citation for that.
> Wikipedia has an article on it:
Well yes, h. pylori is the proximate cause, but ulcers are a symptom of a deeper malfunction probably weakened immune system caused by stress. It's an incomplete cure to just treat the most obvious symptoms.
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