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What is the treatment of atrophic gastritis? Is it serious condition?

What is the treatment of atrophic gastritis? Is it serious condition?

Depends on cause: Can be due to long term infection with bacteria, h. Pylori which can cause ulcers, and cancer of stomach. Can be autoiimmune, also can increase risk for stomach cancer. Decreases acid prod. Either can cause vitamin B12 deficiency (can affect blood count and neurological function), iron def, risk of gut infection. If h pylori-rx with meds for about 2 wks. Both need B12 replacement lifelong. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Gastritis (Definition)

The term gastritis is used to denote 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


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Best treatment for gastritis?

Gastric rest: Try not to eat too much spicy foods or milk products. This usually will resolve in less than 1 week. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for mild gastritis ?

What is the treatment for mild gastritis ?

Hi: if its symptomatic then use H2 blocker like Pepcid, ranitidine or PPI - like Prilosec, protonix, nexium, (esomeprazole) Prevacid etc. If no symptoms then just do not do anything - avoid - smoking, alcohol, any NSADIS - like advil, Motrin or aleve. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain in the upper abs during treatment of gastritis?

Is it normal to have pain in the upper abs during treatment of gastritis?

It may be normal: It may be normal and with correct treatment will get better if the diagnosis is also right. ...Read more

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I am having antral gastritis..what is the treatment for this?what medicines I should use?

I am having antral gastritis..what is the treatment for this?what medicines I should use?

Diet and Medication: The typical treatment is a Reflux diet, which consists of low acid foods, avoiding all citrus, caffeinated foods, fried foods, carbonated drinks, etc. Also eating smaller meals with increased frequency. I also typically recommend medication for 3-4 months, which would be a Proton Pump Inhibitor (ie- Nexium, (esomeprazole) Prevacid, Protonix) ...Read more

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Does pain persist in mild diffused gastritis while treatment?

Does pain persist in mild diffused gastritis while treatment?

It may duringRX: It may persists while being treated and will gradually get better with the correct treatment and when it is cured, there will be no pain or discomfort. ...Read more

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Can any one tell me what is permanent treatment of nonspecific gastritis?

Possibly surgery: It depends on what actually caused the gastritis but very commonly it's from decreased stomach motility and a failing gastroesophageal flap valve that, besides causing reflux (gerd), decreases the strength of the stomach to push the acid out of the stomach. Stomach acid is so strong that if it sits in the stomach too long it even hurts the stomach lining. This can be fixed by fixing the valve. ...Read more

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I have gastritis that has got worse, even with treatment. What else can I do?

Seek medical att.: How was your gastritis diagnosed? What was the treatment that you tried? Any lifestyle modifications with it? Specifically, diet, smoking, alcohol? Would definitely suggest that you bring it up at your next PCP appointment. ...Read more