My dad is 79 years old and has a leaking heart valve. He has type 2 diabeties. Many years ago he had an ulcer in his stomach burst and was hospitalized. He has continued to have bouts of his ulcer acting up. He gets winded after a small about of excertion. (shortness of breath). He is now waking up with an upset stomach. He has been taking alkeselzer a couple of times a day. He refuses to get medical care because he thinks the test, care, etc is all about the doctors and hospital making money. He has type 2 diabeties, horrible diet, takes oral medication for it. takes BP medicine and has great BP. Here is my question; If his upset stomach is related to his leaky heart valve . How does a leaky heart valve create an upset stomach?? Is it enlarged and pressed on something that causes the upset stomach?