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Can Fasting Cause Ulcers? See How H-Pylori Bacteria In The Stomach Lining Causes Ulcerative Colitis

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June 22, 2016 – Can Fasting Cause Stomach Ulcers? Find Out How H-Pylori Bacteria In The Stomach Lining Causes Ulcerative Colitis

Folks, let us educate ourselves about the ULCER illness because I have been devastated by this ailment before and I would like to share this with some folks who might have found themselves in my predicament and possibly permanent remedy.

Almost 3 decades ago I was diagnosed with an Ulcer. Ignorantly in Nigeria then, our belief was Ulcer is caused by not eating enough food or not eating at the proper time.

All these assumptions are wrong. Not until when I left the shore of Nigeria that God finally paved a way for final solution for me. What actually happened was, I was ill and feeling uncomfortable within my self and my thinking was may be I have some infection which I signed a consent paper for my Doctor to perform all tests for me including HIV, Suphyllis, Gonorrhea.

After thorough testing, the first question he asked me was, have you been diagnosed with Ulcer before? I said yes that was in my Country Nigeria. He told me that I have H Pylori bacteria in me which causes Ulcer.

I initially thought he will come up with something more serious. I’m still perturbed up till today that we are still ignorant about proper diagnosis in Africa even when a Medical Doctor told me in Nigeria to start scheduling my meal in order to keep my Ulcer at bay.

To start with, let us try to define an Ulcer; Ulcer is caused by Helicobacter Pylori AKA H-Pylori bacteria.

This bacteria is normally found in the stomach lining. Eating once day doesn’t prone you to have an ulcer or eating spicy food. I knew this because I was arguing with the Doctor who told me that I had no clue about what I was talking about.

He was even joking with me that have I done research on my own to discover that? He only prescribed combination drug therapy regimen Antibiotics namely, Prevacid, Amoxicillin and Clarithromycin (Biaxin) or Metronidazole (Flagl) I took them for 14 days that ends it all.

I felt so great in me ever than before Since then I have never experienced Ulcer for more than 2 decades now. Sometimes I still eat once or twice a day. If I don’t feel hungry, I remain like that and nothing has ever happened ever since.

If anybody ever diagnose with Ulcer should go for 14 days Antibiotics therapy and that will surely ends it.

Note: Prevacid, Amoxicillin and Biaxin. Finally, I would like people to visit their Doctor first. Through blood work your Doctor may discover a lot of things which you cannot detect on your own. Then if you want to use our traditional herbs (Agbo) then you will know what you are treating.

Modern technology has made it easier to detect anything inside us which is invisible to our naked eyes. This Doctor discovered this bacteria through my blood sample. Another surprise about this therapy is that the same medication can be used to treat some (STD) sexually transmitted diseases in some patients.

[By popular commentator Jilo]

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  1. Metu Nyetu

    June 22, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    Fasting may not be the immideate cause of ulcer, but I believe it should fall under secondary causes, for experience has shown that the disease has been triggered off or aggravated in cases of deficient food materials in the intestines. This is why there is usually outbreak of the disease during famine. It appears that the bacteria–helicopter or what?–which may have been lying unnoticed in the large intestine, feeding on the available food matter, then have no choice but to claw and gnaw at the intestinal walls, consequently causing the wounds they call ulcer.

    To be on the safe side, I will always advice an ulcer patient to always feed well.

    • Jilo

      June 22, 2016 at 9:47 PM

      @Methu, I agreed with you that during fasting the complications in Ulcerative patients may be intense but having three square meal a day does not immune you from Ulcer. An Austalian Doctor who came up with triple Antibiotics solution proved this beyond reasonable doubt before the therapy was eventually accepted by the American Doctors published on New England Journal (the most updated scientific journal). In Nigeria we don’t have time for research instead we only interested in spending our money foolishly on unreasonable things. When my Doctor first prescribed this medication for me I doubted this may not solve my problem but later, I realized that you must use the right antibiotics for the right infection because the people involved have done their extensive research before making it known to the public. The bottom line is get rid of that bacteria you will be fine. Another thing that I personally research about this H Pylori is that it is very common in people who have more acid in their system. If you have high level of Acid in your body, you have to eat food that low in acid.because your body is saturated with enough acid which helps in digestion of food easily. My body can digest most complex food which is opposite in people with low acid content. We may have to limit some foods that we eat everyday which are highly acidic, they are, Sugar, Fish, Nuts, processed foods, Corned beef, Fresh Meats, Soda, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Grain etc. I don’t really want to scare people but limit some of these food if you are an Ulcer patient.

      • Metu Nyetu

        June 23, 2016 at 3:58 AM


      • Toyin

        June 23, 2016 at 9:17 AM

        On the contrary, not all ulcer is caused by H-pylori bacteria.
        You can test -ve to the bacteria and still have ulcer. This is a known fact. If you are -ve to h-pylori, then using antibiotics is a futile effort.
        Not eating early enough increases the acid production in you stomach which in turn erodes the stomach lining. You can’t dismiss the fact that it is also a contributor.
        Some people naturally have excess acid production and are advised to stay away from so many foods especially carbonated drinks as mentioned earlier, and in essence, change their lifestyle.

  2. betty

    June 22, 2016 at 8:27 PM

    thanks for this

  3. obaro

    June 23, 2016 at 5:51 AM

    thanks NG

  4. fifelomo

    June 23, 2016 at 5:53 AM

    @metu I agree with you.

  5. sola olaniyi

    June 23, 2016 at 8:04 AM

    well said @ Metu

  6. mima

    June 23, 2016 at 11:15 AM

    ure wrong . h.pylori isnt the only aetological agent of peptic ulcer disease.
    pud has risk factors dat predispose one to having it.
    amongs dem is h.pylori.
    u make it look like we nigerian doctors r clueless, I beg 2 differ.
    if u had visited a gastroenterologist, u wud hav been informed adequately and told 2 carry out urea breath test 2 confirm diagnosis.
    b4 u critize d ill-supported medical sys in nigeria, be sure u actually saw a specialist, moreover u hav websites lyk webmd nd medscape, update urself regularly b4 u write such offensive stuffs bout doctors in Nigeria mis-managing.no1 z perfect.

    • Jilo

      June 24, 2016 at 3:50 PM

      @Mima, from your response, l realized that you either a Medical Practitioner or in medical field but don’t be offended by my written expression but the fact remains that Nigerians Doctors are second-rate to their western counterparts. You either accept it or not but this is a hard fact and bitter pill to swallow. I respect Nigerians Doctors for one thing, they will do well if they were given the opportunity to explore and perform. Look at the present situation in Nigeria, even though you have the will to excel, corruption will never allow you. Every research in Nigeria is inconclusive. There is no standard medical equipments, patients with minor wound are dying prematurely for lack of ill equipped medical facilities. Recently a 10 year old boy was wrongly diagnosed with appendicitis by a Doctor in Nigeria. That boy father told them to send him back to United States for second opinion that they should not perform any operation on him yet. I witnessed this not that I was told because that boy was sent to go and school in Nigeria as a punishment by his father due to his bad behavior. Fast forward, the boy came back to United States and was admitted to John Hopkins Hospital. After a thorough diagnosis, MRI and more the verdict from 3 different Doctors was that the boy had nothing such. There was nothing like Appendicitis. That Nigeria Doctor could have just cut that innocent boy for no reason . I don’t know may be he wanted to do it for profit gain or misdiagnosis. Now, back to your comments that not all ulcer is caused by H-pylori you may be right to some extent that if H-Pylori is not detected and you have ulcer, then that means you have an Acid Reflux Disease which can make you have an Ulcer but without H- pylori bacteria. However you may still have to take only Prevacid which is one of triple antibiotics. PREVACID can be used to treat ARD (Acid Reflux Disease) alone but it won’t hurt if you take the 3 regimen antibiotics therapy for 7 days as prophylaxis. That was why I said in my previous comments to get in touch with your Doctor first for proper diagnosis. I’m not a Medical Doctor but the most common peptic Ulcer that affects us in Nigeria is Gastric ulcers which occurs by taking some Antimalaria, fever or pain relief such as Aspirin, Fansidar, Chloroquine, Alcohol, Smoking, Gari and some acidic food. Other form of peptic ulcers are, Esophageal and Duodenal ulcers.

  7. Lady

    June 23, 2016 at 1:00 PM


  8. Maryf

    June 25, 2016 at 9:51 AM

    Ok. You tried and please keep it up

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