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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 7, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 28 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wadncidoy, March 7, 1973 LAWRENCE E. LAMB, M. D. Ulcers: too muck stomach acidity Your horoscope By JEANE DIXON Dear Ur. Larnl) Could you tell me Uic symptoms ot a stomach ulcer? Also what could cause one? Can it he ta- ken care of at home with a re- stricted diet? Also what would this diet include or not include? Dear Header PepUc ulcer is a fairly involved subject. Most people, wiicn they say stomach ulcer, really mean peptic ulcers and the most common location for tlwm is juM. outside the stomach in the duodenal region which is real- ly the first part of the small intestine. The ulcer itself is an erosion of the. lining of the di- gestive tract which penetrates to the muscular layer. There are a lot of theories on what causes ulcers but the one necessary element is the acid digestive juice form- ed by the stomach. In general, people who form large amounts of stomach acid are the ones most likely to develop peptic ulcers. This acid diges- tive juice can dissolve any oE the body tissues but the atom- afh is covered by a mucus ma- terial which helps protect itself from the acid digestive juice. The acid stomach contents arc neutralized by digestive juices formed by the small in- testine. When there is too much acid, it's not always possible to neutralize it and where it squirts against the duodenal wall during emptying is a com- mon location for the ulcer. Bridge results LBtffes Wed. Afternoon D.B.C. Feb IB 1. I. snd W. Wafefi, 2, 1 AJIan and Roy, 3. E. WyaM and G. Mun- dall. Hamilton Wed. Evening D.B.C. Feb 38 N.S. 1. Zumsteln and L. Nev.'ton, 2. B. NilMDrt and E. Fox, Grant and W. L. Waters. E.'.V. 1. D. E. MIchaells and G. 2. M. Ycshihara and Johr Lfrbeau, 3, D, Mircn and R. Spack man. Game I. Jim Eaur.ders and Hans Hulslein. Mr and Wrs. G. Price, 3. and Mrs. W, Kwlciak, huridiy N.S. 1. Waters, 3. C. W. Chkhester and E. Gcddman, 3. J. C. Landcryou and fA. J. Grant. 1. J. C. Ko and D. Miron, 2. V.'IIma Wayne Winter, 3. John Le- beau and If. Yo'hlfwa. Friday Ninht D.D.C. March M.S. 1. M. Grisak and I. Jonnson, 3. .L Smith anrf Mrs. H. E. BaKour, 3. G. Sanfa and M. J, Grant. E. W. 1. D. E. Mlrhaetls and VI. Xumsteln, 2. D. Craniton and M. Bar- row, 3. A Harris and R. lo visitor Mrs. L. Garland of Cresfcn, B.C. ar tne clubs this week. Thnnd.y Nisht D.B.C March M. R. and W. What causes a person to se- crete more acid digestive juice ihan others? One factor, cer- tainly, is psycliic stress. Anotli- er is whut we eat and drink. .-liich includes coffee. Tlie caf- feine in coffee stimulates acid pepsin juice formation. So doss alcohol. Tne higher incidence ot ulcers in cigarette smokers is probably related to its effect in preventing the duodenum [rom producing enough alkaline juices to neutralize the acici stomach contents when they first enter the small intestine. The primary symptom of the peptic ulcer is pain in the upper sbdomen, most commonly be- low the breastbone between the ribs and the upper abdomen. The pain can, however, be dis- placed a bit to other regions in the upper .abdomen. The pain is often described as a burning, gnawing sensation and charac- teristically it is relieved by eat- ing, particularly if one eats or drinks alkaline foods such as milk. The basic element of treat- is lo neutralize the acid digestive juice. This is done by taking alkalizers, many of which you can buy in the su- permarket or a drug store with- out a prescription. Certain drugs help to block the nerve pathway that stimulates Hie stomach to produce acid diges- live juices and can also ve very helpful. It is often necessary to change (he diet to one that is more bland in nattire and to provide sufficiently frequent feedings to neutralize any acid digestive juices formed. Many people can treat an ul- cer at hc-me. But there is real danger hi this because the in- dividual may be treating the wrong thing. The best approach is to go to a doctor and find out whether or net an ulcer is present and to follow the regi- men which he prescribes for you. Send your questions to Dr. Lamb, in care of this news- paper, P.O. Box 1351, Radio Cily Station, New York, N.Y, 10019. For a copy of Ur. Lamb's booklet oil balanced diet, send 50 cents to the same address and ask for "Balanced Diet" booklet. THURSDAY, MARCH 8 "Your birthday today: Ur- gency dissipates over a few weeks of trial ami error. To- day's natives enjoy dealing with different from themselves, usually with great objectivity. ARIES (March 21-April Opportunity to scatter time, energy, and money exists on alt sides. Your self restraint is the key. TAU11US (April 20-May Enthusiasm for something new arises and perhaps leads you off base. Social events are largely Improvised satis- "actory. GEMINI (May 21-Jmie Schedules are hindered by peo- ple taking more than their share of time. Delegate what- ever chores possible. CANCER (June 21-July Pursue goals by methods you've seen bring results. Romantic urges are erratic. LEO (July 23-Aug. In the rush you helped create, do not skip any important obliga- tion. Emotional expressions gel quite serious. VIRGO 23 Sept. Extra diligence is needed, when others depend on you to catch their eiiors. Make fine distinctions. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. Early hours bring you expan- sive, expensive vague ideas.! Later you sstlle to diligent nor- mal progress. SCORPIO (Oct. No magic solution is available, the main factors are common sense and hard work. Accept tilings ss they are, make the best o! it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. Encourage and offer in- centives instead of disciplining restless dependents or associ- ates. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. Combining business and pleasure spoils things, tho it's okay to enjoy doing business. AQUAHIUS (Jan. 20 Kcb. Early experimentation brings mixed resists. It is by f.nd large a rather interesting day, yielding a subtle lesson beneath obvious directions. PISCES (Feb. 10-March Secrets get loose, particularly i! you are trying to supply both sides of controversy. 1D73, The Chicago Tribune Ask Andy M PER CENT FALSE TORONTO (CP) Metro po- lice are alarmed about the soar- ing number of false burglar alarms. Inspector William Dick- son said police responded to 25r375 alarms from businesses and homes in 1J72, hut about 99 per cent were false. GOREN ON BRIDGE VIZ WEST 10 S BY CHARLES H. GOREN C ItH, TIN CUUM Trikvai Both vulnenble. North Jeals. NORTH EAST A A Q J 3 OJ373 SOUTH AK843 WAQJIOS3 0X8 A9 The bidding: North East South West 1 Pass I C? pass 3 NT Pass 3