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difference between gas and gastritis

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes: Gas-ex will relieve UGI gas but gastritis symptoms may be better relieved with antacids, h2-blockers or proton pump inhibitors.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Soto
25 years experience in Psychiatry
Probably: Both anxiety and gastritis can cause gas. Anxiety attacks can lead to accidental swallowing of air from hyperventilation. That air has no where to go ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Try Simethacone: Simethacone is a safe and effective treatment for "trapped wind". It is available over the counter and sold under many different brand names.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
39 years experience in Pharmacology
Not necessarily bad: Gasx is simethicone, which works on gas. Not necessarily bad. However, if you have gastritis, you probably need to deal with the acidity as well. Aci ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Symptom vs Condition: Heartburn is a very common symptom of indigestion. Other possible ones include: general discomfort in the belly feeling uncomfortably full during o ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farrah Ahmad
17 years experience in Internal Medicine
Ulcers: Hello, gastritis is inflammation of stomach wall. Ulcers are breaks in stomach lining and is definitely worse than gastritis. Ulcers have increased ch ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sabina Ali
26 years experience in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Same: These can be used interchangeably by patients and physicians. Dyspepsia is another term used.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Same thing: You may be speaking of the same thing. Increased acid production in the stomach may be a cause of the symptom of heartburn. Heartburn is the term we u ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
None.: They are one and the same; it's just a difference in terminology.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
2 different things: Mucus is a clear secretion, made by a variety of glandular-type cells in the nose, sinuses, gut; typically not acidic in nature. Stomach acid is just ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Gas and constipation: Yes there can be.If you are constipated you can have more gas, as stools remain in the colon and there is production of gas.Also the gas has bad odour ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Different organs: Pancreas is an organ behind the stomach & has 2 main functions - releases enzymes into the small intestine for digestion & releases Insulin into the b ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience in Cardiology
Strain: Bloating causes strain to the heart and PVC -- PVC it self is nonspecific and can occur with any strain to the heart including over exertion.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
Its a symptom of GER: Heartburn is the most common symptom of gerd. Other symptoms may include coughing or a sensation of a fullness or lump in the throat. Gerd is common, ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience in Pediatrics
The type of stools: Constipation is when someone passes hard stools. A person can go to the bathroom every other day, but if it is a soft bowel movement, it is not consti ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
No: Stomach acid is hydrochloric acid.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Terms: The term acid indigestion is sometimes also called heartburn.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes: Heartburn is a common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd). Not all heartburn is gerd( 95%+ is) and not everyone with gerd has heartburn.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
See below: The proton inhibitors (e.g.The puple pill) prevent stomach acid forming. Antacids neutrralize acid already formed.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Can't tell : The discomfort, bleeding, full feeling, weight loss overlap. If either is a concern, a gastroenterologist or other skilled physician can take a look.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
See below: Erosive gastritis indicated the presence of small, shallow ulcers in the stomach. This are commonly related to the use of nsaids (ibuprofen, aspirin, ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Food poisoning: Could be the same thing. Food poisoning is lay man's language.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonid Basovich
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Food: You mast pay better attention to what and how much you eat. The most what may help you is your own observation about your meal, i.e. which food ingre ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
IBS: Ibs is more of a functional problem and not one caused by structural changes. It DX is made by classic signs and symptoms and no other structural pro ... Read More

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