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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Gastritis (Overview)

Inflammation associated with mucosal injury in the stomach. Gastritis is commonly a result of infectious or autoimmune diseases, although it can also result from drugs, extreme stress reactions, or hypersensitivity reactions.


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What are the symptoms of gastritis? What home remedy helps?

What are the symptoms of gastritis? What home remedy helps?

Pain: Pain in the epigastric region/stomach, heart burn, burping, nausea, occasional vomit, pain with food or sometimes pain on not eating food. Remedy - stop smoking, alcohol, regular food, decrease stress, avoid spicy food. If not getting better consult doc to see if you need medications. Sometimes can be caused by bacteria that may need further treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
867 doctors shared insights

Gastritis (Overview)

Inflammation associated with mucosal injury in the stomach. Gastritis is commonly a result of infectious or autoimmune diseases, although it can also result from drugs, extreme stress reactions, or hypersensitivity reactions.


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Are there any treatments for gastritis?

Yes: Gastritis implies inflammation of the gastric lining. However, there are many causes of inflammation. And there are many degrees of inflammation. At the very least, consider a trial of an h2 blocker. If that doesn't work, consider a trial of a ppi. Both are available otc w/o prescription. But if symptoms persist, get tested for h pylori infection. You may also consider endoscopy to assess stomach. ...Read more

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Definition of gastritis antrum? What causes it? Can it be treated?

Definition of gastritis antrum? What causes it?  Can it be treated?

Inflammation: Of lining of lower part of stomach. Can be caused by infection with bacteria h. Pylori, irritants, such as bile backwash, alcohol, some meds, effect of antiiinflammatory meds, other. Rx can include avoidance of irritant, rx of infection, protective coating. ...Read more

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How does gastritis and heart related?

How does gastritis and heart related?

gastritis: Probably the most frequent relationship is gastritis caused by aspirin, Plavix (clopidogrel) and other agents we use frequently in heart disease. ...Read more

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Can anxiety or chronic stress cause gastritis? What are the symptoms of gastritis?

Can anxiety or chronic stress cause gastritis? What are the symptoms of gastritis?

Yes: Gastritis can be caused by stress/ anxiety. You can have pain, bloating, nausea, cramping to name a few. Talk to your doctor for different treatment options ...Read more

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What are the signs of alcohoholic gastritis?

Severe pain : Associated with drinking alcohol. Pain usually felt within hours of last drink. Location around midpoint of upper abdomen (below xiphoid). ...Read more

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What the best medication for bile reflux gastritis? My endoscopy diagnosis is esofagitis with bile reflux gastritis, i've been sick for almost 2 months

What the best medication for bile reflux gastritis? My endoscopy diagnosis is esofagitis with bile reflux gastritis, i've been sick for almost 2 months

Carafate (sucralfate): Most physicians still use an acid reducing agent (like prilosec) for bile gastritis. Many times that works. If not, then an old-fashion drug, carafate, (sucralfate) usually does the trick. ...Read more