Question: My husband sometimes
coughs, vomits and poops some blood. It's mainly when he eats spicy
food. We are worried it may be serious, is it? Jennifer
Answer: Dear Jennifer,
Eating to many spicy foods can
cause gastritis. Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining.
Chronic gastritis can result in ulcers. These can heal with time but
it is important to change the diet and eat foods that are gently on
Vomiting blood and bloody stools
may indicate the presence of gastritis. This condition can be diagnosed
by a doctor by performing certain tests.