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Can Chronic Gastritis Be 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
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
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
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 bacteria called h. Pylori which requires using a several weeks long course of antibiotics, best done under the guidance of a gastroenterologist. ...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
Infectious etiology: 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
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