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Alkaline Reflux Gastritis Symptoms
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
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
Antacids: If don't work try otc Prilosec and then see md. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Taking Rabeprazole20 twice for gastritis.1st pill at morning but still have reflux at evening & 2nd pill at night but have reflux at midnight. Wt to do?
Change: Consider a once daily medication and see if that is more beneficial. ...Read more
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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Hi I have acid reflux and gastritis for the past three months and everytime I sleep with my month open, it is super dry? Why is this?
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
Ranitidine : There are many options that are safe but this one is popular and effective. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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?
Chronic gastritis& acid reflux how tdo I help my ten-year with this problem meds he's been given are not working. He still losing weight can't swallo?
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 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
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
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!
For MD: Does reflux/gastritis have any effect on bile production? Does reflux/gastritis increase bile production? What causes itching during reflux?
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
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