week 2 - The two digestive issues I selected were ulcers...

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Unformatted text preview: The two digestive issues I selected were ulcers and hemorrhoids. Ulcers are lesions within the stomach and intestines. They can sometimes remedied by eliminating offensive substances such as alcohol, certain medications, and tobacco. In more serious cases ulcers require medication or even surgery (Mohan, 2008). My mother suffered from ulcers for several years and I can attest that no home remedies seemed to provide much relief. She did drink milk, which is portrayed as a common acid reducer, but doctors told her that milk could actually make her ulcers worse. Aside from relaxing and trying not to eat acidic or problematic foods, I think medical treatment is the best method for dealing with serious, long term, painful ulcers. Hemorrhoids are an equally uncomfortable digestive problem which is a result of difficult bowel movements which irritate and...
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course SCI 241 taught by Professor Williams during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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