Summer heat is back. Something that is ice cold is what is preferred by our sense to beat the heat. But is it fine to have something ice cold for summer? Well we might want to take that up later but let us restrict to something that is not ice cold but something that does enormous good for your body.
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.
By now we all know what causes Peptic ulcer. Let me recap for you the factors that contribute to peptic ulcer. They are,
- Genetic – A definitive family history of having Ulcer
- Excessive alcohol (drinking) and Smoking
- Use of drugs not prescribed by doctors – Improper dose of antibiotics, painkillers, steroids and blood thinners (aspirin)
- Infection of Helicobacterium Pylori is also supposed to cause Ulcers.
- Prolonged illness can also cause stomach ulcer. This is called Stress Stomach Ulcer.
- Overage – Risk of Ulcer increases with age. Generally it is said that people over 50 have more risk of Peptic Ulcer.
Is there a single most factor that determines getting obese? Is that factor gene or lifestyle? That is indeed a hot debate in the medical science corridor. There is indeed a disease called Monogenic Obesity that is caused solely because of a mutation in a single gene which is an extremely rare condition. We are definitely not talking about that here, as 20-30 % of the population cannot have that disease. That is just not possible.
Obesity and the items present in your refrigerator are closely linked. You may be perplexed by this statement and wonder why! Usually the refrigerator at your home is packed with food of your choice. These foods when served to your body, reacts specific to how it is destined to react. Something good to your body does good and something bad for your health harms your health and shows up in your body.
The popular perception of how the body accumulates fat and one becomes obese, is consuming fat in the form of deep fried items, cheese and other dairy items, eggs (we often blame the yellow yolk), red meat and nuts. This popular notion is partially, if not completely wrong.
We all have a doubt if smoking and drinking alcohol have the potential to cause stomach ulcer. Yes, they both have. First and foremost, it is common knowledge that people, who smoke, consume alcohol and people who consume alcohol, do smoke. People who are exception to this rule are indeed present and our point is, even if you are habituated to any one of these, you run an increased risk of getting stomach ulcer.