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Can Chronic Gastritis Be Completely Cured
Depends on cause: Common cause is infection with bacteria, h. Pylori, which can also cause acute gastritis, ulcers, and is a factor in stomach cancer and lymphoma. Can be rx'd with antibiotics and anti-ulcer meds. Chronic gastritis can be autoimmune in nature, associated with vitamin B12 deficiency sometimes. Different disease process; not "cured", managed. ...Read more
Depends: There are many causes of chronic gastritis. H. Pylori is one cause and apple cider vinegar has been observed to inhibit its growth along with other natural remedies like aloe and coconut oil. Both alcohol and vinegar can release histamine which increases stomach acid. Listen to your body. ...Read more
Maybe : Chronic gastritis is a pathological diagnosis. It requires a biopsy. It's not a clinical diagnosis meaning based on symptoms alone. Chronic gastritis could be active or inactive. Active can be treated with acid supression if related to acid. It could be h. Pylori and need 2 -3 antibiotics and a ppi. Or it could be due to NSAIDs. Which require stopping nsaids(aspirin, Advil etc). ...Read more
Anything that is hur: Any strong irritant can cause gastritis. If it is continued for long time, the gastritis becomes chronic. Common causes are frequent alcohol use, chronic pain medication with drugs like Aspirin or motrin. Then there is a common infection with a bacterium called h. Pylori which requires using a several week long course of antibiotics, best done under the guidance of a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Avoid what hurts: That is the easy answer. Other things to avoid are caffeine containing drinks and foods. Chocolate, spicy foods. And foods with acidic content may cause problems. Smoking and alcohol will definitely make it worse. If you must eat foods that have these qualities the consider smaller portions. ...Read more
Suggestions 4 ulcer: Once you've ruled out &/or treated H.pylori and avoided nsaid's, combine acid suppression medication with the following: minimize meal size as well as intake of alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, fatty/fried foods, fizzy drinks. Advice changes, of course, if ulcers are due to crohn's, cancer, "stress-related" (systemic disease), caustic ingestion, etc. Check with diagnosing doctor who knows you best. ...Read more
Less acid: Production while you are sleeping is one simple reason. I suggest follow up with your PCP or GI specialist. ...Read more
One of the most common causes of chronic or chronic active gastritis is helicobacter pylori microorganism. Another causes- drug induced gastritis.
Gastric biopsy and microscopic evaluation is informative test.
In inflammatory bowel disease- chrohn's disease, stomach can be involved and can reveal chronic gastritis with granulomas. ...Read more
Define "gastritis": Gastro means stomach; -itis means inflammation (so "gastritis" means an irritated stomach lining). The "antrum" is the last part of the stomach. "Chronic" means longstanding, but is also a term applied both to endoscopic appearance of stomach inflammation and what the biopsies of your stomach tell us. ...Read more
Chronic Gastritis: Chronic gastritis, by no means, is a fatal condition. However, it may be associated with other condition such as intestinal metaplasia. Here is the implication associated with having that diagnosis in case you have them. http://www.laendo.net/english/precancerous-lesions-of-stomach. ...Read more
Was diagnosed with H.Pyroli-Associated Chronic Gastritis in March 2017 but still not feeling well?
hear this since your disorder is clearly TREATABLE with the appropriate antibotics and other medication ....(eg Bismuth containing preparations)
You should seek the help of a Certified Gastroenterologist!
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more
What to do if I did an endoscopy 3 month ago it showed I had mild chronic gastritis, when should I do my next endoscopy?
Likely, never: Some of it obviously depends on your symptoms and reasons you had the EGD to begin with. With chronic gastritis and assuming you had some abd pain/discomfort to begin with, they probably checked you for H.pylori and eradicated it if +ve. No particular follow-up is indicated for gastritis. ...Read more
Endoscopy 2 month ago and the result was that I had mild chronic gastritis just asking is this serious and will it increase, what to do?
I have been suffering from chronic gastritis for years. Took pantoprazole 20mg for 3years but still have gastritis. What can I do please help me.
Ford v Chevy v Dodge: So Pantoprazole didn't work for you. How about omeprazole, esomprazole, lansoprazole, dexlansoprazole, rabeprazole, etc. Our perhaps it's not simple gastritis but h pylori positive peptic ulcer disease that requires a course of fda approved antibiotics. You should also consider egd (esophagoduodenoscopy) so gastroenterologist can look inside esophagus & stomach for cause of pain. ...Read more
Diagnosed chronic gastritis, been 6 months and still not gone. I've done everything, from lifestyle changes, and medication. Don't know what to do :(?
I have gastroparesis which has also caused chronic gastritis w/ reactive gastrophy? What is reactive gastrophy? What happens w/ reactive gastrophy in the long term?
Gastroparesis: Do you have underlying diabetes? If so controlling diabetes will reveal some of your symptoms. Under guidance of your GI specialist, you may want to try metaclopramide, Erythromycin or even a gastric pacemaker if you the right candidate. Reactive gastritis is due to some offending event or substance. Can be controlled by avoiding the offending agent like alcohol or coffee, spices/ antacids help. ...Read more
Can chronic gastritis cause pain in rib cages and around the back area and hurt when breathe. Makes you crouch over for relief?
Been taking prevacid (lansoprazole) 30mg daily for 9 months for chronic gastritis. What is the best way to stop this med comfortably?
After endoscopy, dx was Acute Chronic Gastritis.... I'm confused, I thought acute and chronic were opposite, therefore how can my dx be both?
I have chronic gastritis due to NSAIDs and when in pain I take patiprazole 40 mg for a few weeks but it always comes back later. PLEASE HELP!!!
Ulceration ?: Are you continuing to take the NSAIDs? Have you been checked for H. pylori? The proton pump inhibitors (PPI — like pantoprazole) will reduce the gastric acid levels, and allow healing to begin. Might need to take longer than a few weeks so healing can progress. Check for the stomache bacteria — H pylori, which can lead to ulcers, and may require antibiotics to eradicate. Talk with your dr. ...Read more