Yes, you heard it right. Peptic Ulcer can happen to children too. Peptic ulcer is the breakage of the lining of the stomach. We all know quite well that the major cause of Peptic or any other form of ulcer is the presence of H. pylori bacteria and other factors can cause and aggravate ulcer.
Stress Ulcer is not caused by the “every day stress” a person undergoes in his work or family. It rather is the manifestation of peptic ulcer because of a prolonged and serious illness. Patients who experience prolonged stay in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) typically get stress ulcers. That does not essentially mean that the facilities in the ICU have caused “Stress Ulcer”. It is because a patient undergoes prolonged stay in ICU because of the seriousness of the illness and whose health is at stake. Patients who have met with accident and have lost lot of blood also get stress ulcer when they are hospitalized. Medications also play a role in getting stress ulcer.
Before getting into the nitty-gritty of hypothalamic obesity, it is better to know what hypothalamus is. It is a small region or part of the brain that is situated just above the brainstem and just below the thalamus. The hypothalamus part of the brain controls such activities like hunger, body temperature, thirst, fatigue, sleep etc., It is nothing but the body’s biological clock that controls everything.
A study among children, particularly boys, says that those who spent more than 1.5 hours on either watching television or playing video games a day, were 75.4% more likely to be overweight or obese. That is a huge number. But how is playing video game and obesity related? Let us see.