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My wife has have bile reflux for yrs. She is 29 has erosive gastritis and GERD. Diet changes and Prilosec doesn't help. What treatments are available?

My wife has have bile reflux for yrs. She is 29 has erosive gastritis and GERD. Diet changes and Prilosec doesn't help. What treatments are available?

Less info: Usually general measures are recommend e.g. small meals, no food 4 hrs before sleeping, sleeping with head propped up, avoiding fatty foods, sodas, caffein, alcohol and keeping normal wt.

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...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.

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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

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What can I do to stop the frequency of gastritis attacks when it's not food or bacteria induced? Also have extra bile in stomach. Biliary reflux.

What can I do to stop the frequency of gastritis attacks when it's not food or bacteria induced? Also have extra bile in stomach. Biliary reflux.

Consultation advised: Your asking a complicated question that's impossible to answer without knowing more about your symptoms and medical history. There are various causes for "Gastritis". For patient information on the causes and Rx of Gastritis see > http://bit. Ly/1U4eRqQ and http://bit. Ly/220RDH5 A consultation on Health Tap may be helpful. A voice/video or INBOX Text is best. A text chat is least desirable.

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Endoscopy found some gastritis and small hiatal hernia. Did not mention gerd, Gp said I have reflux, would report say acid or bile reflux if so?

Endoscopy found some gastritis and small hiatal hernia. Did not mention gerd, Gp said I have reflux, would report say acid or bile reflux if so?

Not necessary: The gastritis esophagitis can come from the reflux of acid or bile. The pylorus should keep bile distal. The esophageal sphincter should keep acid out of esophagus in general. BUT these can fail. The PCP knows your symptoms and adds the endoscopy to the facts and will try to guide your treatment.

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What type of diet helps to reduce bile reflux? I had a bilroth II in my 20's and I am 70 now. Was treated for acid reflux but now they say it is bil

What type of diet helps to reduce bile reflux? I had a bilroth II in my 20's and I am 70 now. Was treated for acid reflux but now they say it is bil

Water?: I do not know if GI specialist know what to do about bile reflux either. I am not a big believer of drinking extra water, but this might be a case that washing the system might be the only way to minimize your symptoms.

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So sulcrufate is rarely approved long term? How about for bile reflux? For lpr? For acid reflux? Esp. If diet fails?

So sulcrufate is rarely approved long term? How about for bile reflux? For lpr? For acid reflux? Esp. If diet fails?

Confer with doctor: Sulcrafate is pretty benign, it is a sort of "covering" for raw and inflamed spots in the digestive tract. Having reflux is a complex problem, and you may require some testing to answer the question....

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Bile reflux, taking Carafate and 2 aciphex (rabeprazole).Still have burning in gut. Bland diet & small meals are not helping. What can I take to relieve? Pepcid?

Bile reflux, taking Carafate and 2 aciphex (rabeprazole).Still have burning in gut. Bland diet & small meals are not helping. What can I take to relieve? Pepcid?

Bile reflux: Unfortunately bile reflux differs from acid reflux and is not usually helped by medications like prilosec, aciphex, (rabeprazole)nexium, pepcid, zantac, etc. Carafate May be helpful. Avoid greasy and fried foods. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to document the diagnosis and advise you.

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How do you deal with bile reflux?

Let me explain: Unlike acid reflux, bile reflux usually can't be completely controlled by changes in diet or lifestyle. Instead, bile reflux is most often managed with medications or, in severe cases, with surgery.

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Does bile reflux create burning sensations like acid reflux? Or no sensations at all?

Does bile reflux create burning sensations like acid reflux? Or no sensations at all?

Can be similar: You need to see a doctor for specific diagnosis and advice pertaining to your particular individual situation. Here is an article from the Mayo Clinic about bile reflux symptoms and how they are similar to acid reflux. http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/bile-reflux/basics/symptoms/con-20025548

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Hida scan looks normal with ejection at 87% but with moderate bile reflux. What is that and is the ejection rate high?

Hida scan looks normal with ejection at 87% but with moderate bile reflux. What is that and is the ejection rate high?

Bile reflux: Hida scan uses isotope injected intravenously then extracted from bloodstream by liver excreted through bile ducts, stored in gb eventually into duodeum. Duodenogastric Redux is bile going from duodenum back into stomach, sometimes causing bile gastritis. 83% high ejection fraction in some patients reported to cause symptoms releived by gb removal. Additional studies needed.

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I have been suffering from bile reflux for 8 months with no relief. Every medication given seems to make it worse. What other treatments are available?

I have been suffering from bile reflux for 8 months with no relief. Every medication given seems to make it worse. What other treatments are available?

? Upper GI Endoscopy: Did you mean reflux disease. Occasionally this could be a sign of more serious disorders especially if not responding to usual treatment. You should see a gasteroenterologist and have an upper GI endoscopy possibly.

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What are some remedies for bile reflux?

What are some remedies for bile reflux?

Depends: Have you had surgery before? Bile reflux is not a common problem unless someone has surgically altered your anatomy. There are some bile salt binding medications which can help. It may require surgery if you start to develop significant esophagitis.

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Is there a surgery for bile reflux?

Is there a surgery for bile reflux?

Bitter taste in: Mouth? This is Acid Reflux and not Bile. And for that if diet and lifestyle change does not help then surgery called FUndoplication is done. Gall stone and inflation of Gall bladder causes bile related problem. When it gets infected than needs surgery.

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Bile reflux surgery, can you tell me more?

Bile reflux surgery, can you tell me more?

In Roux-en-Y: ...surgeons make a new connection for bile drainage farther down in the small intestine, diverting bile away from the stomach. Anti-reflux surgery (fundoplication). The part of the stomach closest to the esophagus (fundus) is wrapped and then sewn around the lower esophageal sphincter. Ref. Www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/bile-reflux/basics/treatment/con-20025548

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How can I know difference between acid reflux and bile reflux?

Esophageal test: The only way is with an esophageal ph study with impedance. It is a very specialized test. Usually an anti-acid will help symptoms of acid reflux but not those from bile reflux.

Dr. John Landi
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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


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