Does spicy food cause ulcers?
I only eat something spicy like once or twice a week. Candy, hot cheetos, food, etc. I was told that all this stuff could cause an ulcer or health problems.
- ♥Sweetness♥Lv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Spicy food actually can help inhibit an ulcer from getting worse, and does not cause them. They can really do a number on your stomach if you have something like IBS though.
- deniseLv 71 month ago
Probably, in the long run.
- conley39Lv 71 month ago
It's possible that it can.
- 1 month ago
Spicy foods don't cause ulcers—they may actually help ulcers
Pylori (one of the world's most common causes of ulcers). Contrary to popular belief, multiple studies show that capsaicin actually inhibits acid production in the stomach.
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- kswck2Lv 71 month ago
It is highly unlikely that hot Cheetos will cause ulcers, unless you eat an inordinate amount of them. What does cause ulcers is a diet of very spicy food, such as some of the more extreme hot sauces.
- SemiconsciousLv 51 month ago
No, but it can cause heartburn or dyspepsia. And having those conditions chronically can weaken your immune system & gastric flora, making you more susceptible to the bacteria which causes ulcers.
- Mark IXLv 71 month ago
Dear god, the idea that spicy foods cause ulcers was debunked nearly 50 years ago. You should really stop listening to the fu cking idiots who told you otherwise. Ulcers are caused by bacteria.
- CBLv 71 month ago
Not cause ulcers but make existing ulcer more painful.