3. Questions & Answers
How does stress affect the formation of peptic ulcers?
Dr. Hans Selye found that ulcers may occur if there is an excess secretion of the anti-inflammatory hormone produced by the adrenal glands. This hormone is ecreted in larger amounts during stress. This might be an litiating factor in the formation of ulcers, but they would not occur in a simultaneous condition of toxicosis did not ccur.
Is it true that taking supplements of zinc will result in healing of gastric ulcers?
Some researchers have found that gastric ulcers heal more rapidly when zinc was administered. However, this is an illusion. The body will wall off any poisonous substance to preserve its integrity. Inorganic zinc is a toxic substance and, like any other drug, cannot heal or result in health for the individual taking such supplements.