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What sort of foods and drinks help with healing scars caused by stomach acid? My doctor diagnosed me of antral gastritis & symptoms show for A. reflux

What sort of foods and drinks help with healing scars caused by stomach acid? My doctor diagnosed me of antral gastritis & symptoms show for A. reflux

Great question!: You likely will need more than just diet manipulation if damage is ongoing or unresolved and, from your medication list, I see your are indeed already taking acid blocker drugs. To address your question in greater depth, please refer to the many excellent HealthTap answers on the subjects of GERD and Gastritis. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


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How can I know if I have acid reflux or gastritis?

How can I know if I have acid reflux or gastritis?

R/O GERD: You need a history anD physical. Labs including Hpylori Ab Ig G and M. Stool for hpylori x 3. I usually start with Zantac (ranitidine) 300mg. If symptoms have been longer than 8-10 weeks an endoscopy is warranted ...Read more

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What happens from chronic, untreated acid reflux and gastritis?

Lots of bad stuff: Untreated gastritis/GERD can result in Esophagitis, peptic stricture, Barrett's esophagus (a pre cancerous condition), and even asthma, laryngeal stricture, and laryngeal cancer. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have gastritis and acid reflux at the same time?

Is it possible to have gastritis and acid reflux at the same time?

Yes: The inflammation from gastritis- with acid production can lower the pressure in the valve between the stomach and the esophagus and make it easier to reflux. Acid lowering medicines might be helpful as would smaller meals. Meals with less fat and caffeine can decrease the present production of acid. Try to find out the cause of the gastritis as well. ...Read more

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Why would developing gastritis also cause a significant increase in acid reflux to the point that it becomes the more significant issue?

Why would developing gastritis also cause a significant increase in acid reflux to the point that it becomes the more significant issue?

R/O GERD: GERD SX can be vague NAUEA/BLOATING /HEART BURN. Or Severe PAIN//REFLUX/LARYNGITS/COUGH You need a history and physical. Labs including Hpylori Ab Ig G and M. Stool for hpylori x 3. I usually start with Zantac (ranitidine) 300mg. If symptoms have been longer than 8-10 weeks an endoscopy is warranted, while work up is in progress, stick to small frequent meals and gluten free diet. ...Read more

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Hi, I have had gastritis and daily acid reflux since september 2013. I would be grateful for any advice. I already eat healthily and don't smoke.

Persistent symptoms: Should definitely be evaluated by a doctor, you need proper treatment. In the meantime you could try an over the counter acid reducer, but it should not take the place of a doctors visit. Good luck! ...Read more

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My 8 month old son has severe reflux and gastritis and refuses and vomits all feeds, even one ounce. He was doing 4 oz earlier but now is struggling even for 1oz. Whatshould I do?

My 8 month old son has severe reflux and gastritis and refuses and vomits all feeds, even one ounce. He was doing 4 oz earlier but now is struggling even for 1oz. Whatshould I do?

Reflux Precautions: General reflux precautions include feeding in upright position/keeping up 30 min after feeds, elevate head of crib, thicken formula, and limit acidic foods (tomato/citrus based). No lying down w/ bottle and limit large meals/bottles 2 hr before lying down. Medical therapy can include h2 blockers (zantac, pepcid) and ppi's like prevacid (lansoprazole). If not gaining weight well, see pediatrician asap. ...Read more

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Can reflux gastritis cause some pain in between the shoulder blades in the upper back?

Can reflux gastritis cause some pain in between the shoulder blades in the upper back?

Possible: If you are experiencing acid reflux and back pain, you should talk to your doctor about what is going on. It might be related, however, if it's not, you do want to know what is causing your issues. There may be something going on that is totally unrelated to your reflux. If that is the case, you want to get it taken care of incase something else even more serious than acid reflux is going on.

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How is bile reflux treated that is causing gastritis in the stomach?

How is bile reflux treated that is causing gastritis in the stomach?

First-: an ultrasound of the abdomen and liver/gallbladder to rule out disease/stones or obstruction.
Next daily use use of a PPI ( proton pump inhibitor ) such as Nexium or Prilosec in addition to a low fat diet, fiber and daily exercise. Get tested for bacterial gastritis by testing for H. pylori. I suggest liver and pancreatic
blood studies and avoid ALL alcohol, NSAIDS, aspirin and citrus fruits. ...Read more

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Weird presure around liver area and pain. I do has gastritis and reflux, would that cause it?

Weird presure around liver area and pain. I do has gastritis and reflux, would that cause it?

See doctor: This could be from your reflux and gastritis but could also be from gall bladder disease. Does it occur after a meal. Especially a meal with high fat content. If so you may have gallstones. Gallbladder disease tends to flare up after a meal. It could also be something with your liver or colon so best to get it checked out by your doctor ...Read more

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Which type of food and drugs can I take to add weight or for my body to develop? Am a gastritis and acid reflux patient?

Tough question: I presume that you are taking medicine for your acid reflux and gastritis. For the body to properly develop weight, it needs to have balanced diet with focus on the 3 major macronutrients — protein, carbohydrate, and fat. Ask your primary care doctor to refer you to a dietician. ...Read more

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Can I get rid of acid reflux and gastritis for good without medication? It's really infringing on my life. Is this common at my age of 22? Nth works.

Certain: Food product can exacerbate symptoms, like coffee, fatty foods, alcohol, but you must keep in mind certain things must be ruled out like diaphragmatic hernia, gastritis and esophagitis. Check with your local gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Is there a drug most beneficial for treating gastritis? On nexium (esomeprazole) for reflux/cough for 3 mos which went away but now have mild gastritis. Nexium (esomeprazole) cause?

Gastritis: Nexium (esomeprazole) is quite effective treatment for gastritis and it generally causes healing after only a few weeks in most cases unless there is achlorhydria(lack of stomach acid) from the beginning. I'm not aware of nexium (esomeprazole) or ppi's causing cases of classic gastritis. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate you for diagnosis and treatment. A gastroscopy may be done if the diagnosis is in doubt ...Read more

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Does gastritis and reflux cause of acne? Thanks a lot

Does gastritis and reflux cause of acne? Thanks a lot

Gerd/Acne: I don't think there is a relationship of gastritis reflux and acne. although what we eat may sometimes be manifested in our skin ...Read more

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The dr said it was acute gastritis causing acid reflux with inflamed liver. How can gastritis inflame the liver? Dr said that was what happened.

Hard to say: Gastritis does not usually inflame the liver, but it is possible you have liver enzyme abnormalities and may need to be evaluated for hepatitis or gallbladder problems. You may also have gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) with or without gastritis. I suggest that you talk with your doctor again to clarify things since they know the whole story. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with gastritis/acid reflux but have also had what I have thought to be low blood sugar for several years. Is there a connection?

I have been diagnosed with gastritis/acid reflux but have also had what I have thought to be low blood sugar for several years. Is there a connection?

Low blood sugar: Please see your doctor to properly check your blood sugars. If the values are indeed low you need a referral to a diabetes specialist. If the values are OK a brief visit to a psychologist would be worthwhile. ...Read more

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I have gastritis, that's it. Nothing else wrong with me. Aciphex (rabeprazole) relieves reflux well but gastrtitis never heals. Even with carafate/others. Suggest?

I have gastritis, that's it. Nothing else wrong with me. Aciphex (rabeprazole) relieves reflux well but gastrtitis never heals. Even with carafate/others. Suggest?

Find the cause: The cause of your reflux is not being addressed by your treatment, which suppresses the symptoms. Talk with you doctor about other diagnostic options (such as upper endoscopy) or if you could be evaluated for a surgical procedure that might help. ...Read more

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I was dx. 5 mo. ago with bile reflux gastritis s/p lap choly. Reglan/PPI not working to control n/v & constant burning in esophagus. Other options?

I was dx. 5 mo. ago with bile reflux gastritis s/p lap choly. Reglan/PPI not working to control n/v & constant burning in esophagus. Other options?

Bile reflux gastriti: Discuss with your doctor use of carafate, (sucralfate) adding ranitidine or even adding Questran which binds bile acid (usually used for diarrhea). They now have a new system called LINX -a magnetic bracelet for the lower esophageal sphincter which helps close the gastroesophageal sphincter and prevents reflux. Last resort may be nissen fundoplicaton ...Read more

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Does gastritis cause upper abd pain that spreads around the entire belly and back? Us came back good i also have acid reflux

Does gastritis cause upper abd pain that spreads around the entire belly and back? Us came back good i also have acid reflux

Biliary colic : Gallbladder attack/biliary colic generally right sided, above the umbilicus, can penetrate to back, lasts 20 mins or longer, associated nausea, bloating, vomiting. There are a small % of patients who experience the pain on the left side. Fatty foods make it worse. Negative ct abd/pelvic is reassuring but does not rule out gallbladder disease. Ultrasound of gallbladder, and/or tech hida will. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 5'3 and weigh 160 female. I have acid reflux and mild gastritis. If I lose weight will my reflux go away? I'm also always tired so it's hard!

Hi I'm 5'3 and weigh 160 female. I have acid reflux and mild gastritis. If I lose weight will my reflux go away? I'm also always tired so it's hard!

It's worth a try: A lot of things can get better when one drops down to a normal weight. One's diet will change for the better if one is able to drop her weight... and an improved diet may help decrease reflux and gastritis symptoms. ...Read more

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For MD: Does reflux/gastritis have any effect on bile production? Does reflux/gastritis increase bile production? What causes itching during reflux?

For MD: Does reflux/gastritis have any effect on bile production? Does reflux/gastritis increase bile production? What causes itching during reflux?

Where do you itch?: Acid reflux or bile reflux have no connection with itching Bile salts are blamed for itching only if their blood levels are high which can happen with liver diseases. Get your liver functions tested if itching is the major issue with you. ...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

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I just stopped Prilosec 20MG after 2 months for Gastritis. I am on Zantac (ranitidine) 300mg now but am experiencing rebound acid burning and reflux. Suggestions?

See your doctor to : Discuss more about your diet and hydration issues too. It's important to see what's causing the rebound gastritis. Sometimes acidic foods, Tums, (calcium carbonate) calcium based foods can cause this to happen, as well as fried foods, processed foods and underlying stress and worry. There's definitely a mind- body connection with gut issues, as the microbiome controls our neurotransmitter production, absorption. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Gastritis (Definition)

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 ...Read more