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What are the differences between autoimmune gastritis and gastritis associated with h.pylori?

What are the differences between autoimmune gastritis and gastritis associated with h.pylori?

See below: Autoimmune gastritis is when your body develops antibodies to a part of the stomach. H pylori is a gastric infection and should be treated with antibiotics to prevent gastric ulcers and cancer. ...Read more

Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


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What test should I get done to confirm that gastritis is caused by autoimmune disorder?

Most are not: Gastritis is not often, if at all, caused by an autoimmune disorder. Although you have already received H pylori infection, you need to make sure that the treatment indeed worked. ...Read more

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I have Gastritis , no cancer, negative for H poly, Autoimmune. Slow bleed 9 months. I'm at a loss. Dr's do not do anything. if left can it be seriou?

I have Gastritis , no cancer,  negative for H poly, Autoimmune. Slow bleed 9 months. I'm at a loss. Dr's do not do anything. 
if left can it be seriou?

Look for other cause: Are you seeing blood in your stool?I assume you have iron deficiency anemia. Have you had a colonoscopy? If that didn't show anything and you continue to have anemia, a pillcam will help to look at your small bowel for other potential causes of slow bleeding. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Have what seems 2 be chronic gastritis(also have autoimmune)what foods to avoid? Want2 b healthy.2 day stomach hurt after fetacheese/spinich egg wrap

Have what seems 2 be chronic gastritis(also have autoimmune)what foods to avoid? Want2 b healthy.2 day stomach hurt after fetacheese/spinich egg wrap

Food allergy: Foods are definitely involved as causes for some forms of GI problems, eosinophilic esophagitis (eoe) is an example. An elimination diet suggested to help identify the trigger(s) omits the six most common causes: dairy, wheat, egg, soy, peanut and fish / shellfish. If elimination resolves the symptoms and re-introduction causes a return of the symptoms each time, you will have your answer. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain, bloating, and chronic gastritis. Weight is normal. CBC is normal. No gastrin increase on test. No autoimmune disorder. ????

I have lower back pain, bloating, and chronic gastritis. Weight is normal. CBC is normal. No gastrin increase on test. No autoimmune disorder. ????

I'm certain all are : I am uncertain all of your symptoms are related. However sometimes abdominal problems can cause back pain. Most the time back pain is due to Musca skeletal issues, muscle, ligament, joint, etc. Uncertain about the gastritis, but it seems if these are chronic problems you may need to see a gastrologist to see if all this is tied together. Your valuation will also need to look at the problems with ttied together. Your valuation will also need to look at the problems with the back and see what the diagnosis ...Read more

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How to cure gastritis?

How to cure gastritis?

Gastritis: Gastritis is a temporary state, and means inflammation of the stomach lining. Start with focusing on your diet, eliminate any foods that cause your stomach to hurt. Keep track of how you feel after meals in a diary. Many times using a acid suppressor medication like Nexium or Protonix on a regular schedule will result in cure over the next 4-6 weeks. Pepcid is another good option. Hang in there!! ...Read more

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How to avoid gastritis?

Healthy diet: I recommend a healthy diet and avoid alcohol , spicy foods, and medication that can irritate the stomach. ...Read more

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Had gastritis what to do?

Had gastritis what to do?

Gastritis: The treatment for gastritis depends on the cause. Gastritis is a generic term for inflammation of the stomach. Often this is from excessive stomach acid which can be treated effectively with antacids or acid blocking medications. Recommend physician evaluation if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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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