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    Ulcers, H. Pylori, Malnutrition, & Plain Old Stress

    How do you know whether an ulcer (or severe inflammation of the stomach) is caused by h. pylori or some other, non-microbial stressor? For the last few weeks, I've had increasingly severe upper GI problems. Initially, I was just getting sporadic, mild stress reactions to swallowing some...
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    Ammonia May Be The Direct Cause Of Ulcers In The Stomach

    The official cause of stomach ulcers is of course still H. pylori infection but up until now the exact mechanism through which the bacteria damages the mucosa was not known. It seems that the bacteria is really good at breaking down urea into ammonia and CO2 and it is the ammonia which does the...
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    Aspirin Does NOT Cause Damage To Stomach Or Intestines

    There has been a great deal of controversy in regards to the effects of aspirin on the GI tract. Most sources of "common" medical knowledge claim that aspirin is very bad for the GI tract, while Ray has claimed that is not true and sometimes even the opposite. This study claims that aspirin...
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    Caffeine protects the gastric mucosa from NSAIDs and alcohol

    The alcohol case is clear and it is well known that it damages the mucosa. The drug used to induce damage was ibuprofen, but I don't see why the results and conclusions would not translate to aspirin as well, thus making an even stronger case for combining aspirin with caffeine. Effective human...
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    Aspirin Conditioning Protects The Stomach From All Irritants

    Ray has written how the stomach can be conditioned to tolerate aspirin by using titrated dosages, after which the stomach becomes very resilient to higher aspirin dosages as well as all kinds of other irritants. This study confirms the approach. The conditioning schedule was 5 days of human dose...