Ulcer at Work

The angst, treachery, ennui, hatred, jealousy, disdain, remorse-- It's as if Alfred Hitchcock had directed a PSA.....

And to think that we now know the condition is caused by a bacterium.

     Posted By: Paul - Sun Dec 18, 2011
     Category: Medicine | PSA’s | Psychology | Stomach

You can tell where the ulcer came from within the first few moments; his wife won't let him drive!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/18/11 at 01:08 PM
Actually, bacterial ulcers and stress ulcers are two different things. Stress ulcers are harder to treat, since you can not rely on an order of antibiotics and mild food to cure it.
I actually have had stress ulcers, and had to go for bloodwork as well as the dreaded nasogastric tube. I tested negative for the bacterium, but still had the physical ulcers. Therapeutic sessions and stress management throughout one's lifetime are the only treatment for this type of ulcer.
Also, one should note that any amount of smoking as well as excessive alcoholic consumption aggravates ulcers, and can actually open an ulcer in anyone susceptible to ulcers.
Posted by MohawkWarrior on 12/18/11 at 03:49 PM
Thanks for the clarification, Mohawk.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 12/18/11 at 07:50 PM
I hope you are doing better now MW.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/18/11 at 09:19 PM
Yes, there are physical as well as psychological stress related ulcers, but I was only pointing out that there are more than just bacterial ulcers, and that the bacterial variety are usually more manageable. But it was good of you to cite Mosby's. There is alot of good information referenced there.
Posted by MohawkWarrior on 12/20/11 at 04:23 PM
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