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What is the treatment for chronic focal gastritis? Found on upper endoscopy.

What is the treatment for chronic focal gastritis? Found on upper endoscopy.

Depends on cause...: Common causes include: Aspirin or NSAID (ibuprofen, advil, aleve, (naproxen) etc.) use & h.Pylori infection. Caustic ingestion, excessive alcohol intake, tobacco use should all be avoided as precipitating factors. Minimizing nsaid's (unless prescribed) is recommended. Sometimes, stomach injury reflects systemic disease. Acid suppression rx, & eradicating h.Pylori if present, are hallmarks of treatment. ...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


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I think I might have gastritis I have chronic upper stomach pain, what's some treatment for it?

I think I might have gastritis I have chronic upper stomach pain, what's some treatment for it?

Gastritis: I wouldn't necessarily blame gastritis for your chronic pain. You can try an antacid medication such as zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid and see if it helps. There can be other causes of upper abdominal pain such as acid reflux, ulcers, gallbladder, pancreas. Ibs. ...Read more

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Antral mucosa with extremely focal chronic active gastritis. What is the treatment for this? Can it come back with stress?

Gastritis: This should resolve with the taking of prolosec type medication. However I feel that it's also advisable to avoid spicey foods, eliminate tobacco, alcohol and minimize caffeine as well as avoidance of gastric irritating medications like aspirins, Aleve, Advil, corticosteroids, etc. Chronic stress can be a contributing factor. ...Read more

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I have chronic gastritis as well as the h.pylori bacteria. Once medication& treatment is done &I'm well again, is it safe to smoke anything but cigs?

Chronic Gastritis: I thank you for seeking treatment for Chronic Gastritis.
At age 20, you deserve relief
Ask yourself and your Physicians about effect of Alcohol, Stress, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Aleve (naproxen) and other pain relievers
Use Relaxation Music, Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Yoga, Meditation,
See Psychiatrist for stresses of relationship, separation, school, work and finances which can cause hyperacidity ...Read more

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Chronic gastritis; chronic duodenitis, hyperemic gastric mucosa; positive helicob. Pylori stool test. Do I need treatment for helicobacter pylori?

Chronic gastritis; chronic duodenitis, hyperemic gastric mucosa; positive helicob. Pylori stool test. Do I need treatment for helicobacter pylori?

Helicobacter pylori: Yes, you definitely need treatment. This organism can promote the development of gastric cancer as well as producing the inflammatory changes in your GI tract that you have noted and which must be producing severe symptoms. ...Read more

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I suffer chronic gastritis and no cause has been found and all treatments failed but now I have internal bleeding, why. Will it ever get better?

I suffer chronic gastritis and no cause has been found and all treatments failed but now I have internal bleeding, why. Will it ever get better?

Needs more workup`: The bleeding is likely coming from the raw inflamed surface of the stomach lining which is "oozing" blood. Not sure how much workup, but wonder if this could be due to H. pylori and/or a "hypersecretory" (acid) condition (e.g., gastrinoma), which keeps your stomach lining chronically irritated. See a GI doc if you have not already, there is surely a way to manage this better. ...Read more

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Pls can u advice me ; what r the treatments /medicines for chronic gastritis. And chronic loss of appetite thanks?

See your doctor: There are a great many possibilities for an older person, ranging from a gastric ulcer to an h. Pylori infection to gastroesophageal reflux to cancer. Don't delay seeing your doctor for a proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the treatments if one has chronic gastritis? The stool test came normal, thanks

Stomach upset: The suffix "itis" means "inflammation". The prefix "gastro" means "stomach." the term "gastritis" thus means an "inflammed stomach." the term is often used imprecisely to mean stomach upset, which can derive from both acid ; non-acid causes, slow emptying of the stomach, h.Pylori infection, atrophic ; hypersecretory problems. Try acid blockers ; diet modification, recommended by your doctor. ...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?

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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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

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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

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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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I've been diagnosed with Gastritis. Could someome tell me what's the cause and what would be the best treatment. Is it necessary to take anti biotic?

I've been diagnosed with Gastritis. Could someome tell me what's the cause and what would be the best treatment. Is it necessary to take anti biotic?

Number of causes: Number of causes e.g. Alcohol, spicy food, stress, Drugs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories), Bacterial Infection (H Pylori). Have you had Scope done? Yes you might have to take antibiotics to eradicate H Pylori if diagnosed. And your Dr might also put you on Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI). ...Read more

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What is an effective treatment for eosinophilic gastritis?

An evolving answer: An evolving answer that includes identification /avoidance of known food allergens, use of budesonide, and possibly other agents. See: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed? Db=pubmed&term=treatment eosinophilic gastroenteritis for over 300 references in the pediatric and adult patient treatment settings. ...Read more

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Extreme burping with gastritis what could be the treatment?

Extreme burping with gastritis what could be the treatment?

Burping issues: Involuntary belching after a meal is normal, caused by release of swallowed gas after distension of the stomach with food. Magenblase syndrome is postprandial epigastric fullness & bloating, relieved by belching. Aerophagia (accumulation of gas due to air swallowing) is common with anxiety, hypersalivation from gum chewing, smoking, drinking, oral irritation. In some, belching can become habitual. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for antral gastritis? Is this the starting stage of ulcer?

What is the treatment for antral gastritis? Is this the starting stage of ulcer?

Check out these: Links. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/gastritis/ds00488.. http://m.activebeat. Co/your-health/10-signs-you-may-have-an-ulcer/? utm_source=google;utm_campaign=adwords;utm_medium=cpc;utm_keyword=ulcer%20symptoms. Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/367795-herbal-medicines-for-severe-gastritis/#page=1. ...Read more

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Is zinc carnosine an effective natural treatment for gastritis?

Is zinc carnosine an effective natural treatment for gastritis?

Helpful adjunct: The medical literature shows that zinc carnosine can reduce inflammation, hasten the healing of stomach lining injury, and speed the eradication of H pylori. However, use as a sole treatment (particularly with H. pylori) would generally be seen as suboptimal. ...Read more

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Is there a risk in continuing Omeprazole, 20 mg treatment for gastritis beyond the prescribed 8 weeks, since symptoms persist.?

Is there a risk in continuing Omeprazole, 20 mg treatment for gastritis beyond the prescribed 8 weeks, since symptoms persist.?

For any drug to be: ...considered safe for long-term use, the risk of use must be outweighed by the benefits the drug offers. Is this your case? Of note, Prilosec is commonly prescribed for extended periods. ...Read more

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Can caffeine bring back gastritis 1 month after treatment? (wasn't caused by h.Pylori, nor drugs)

Caffeine and gastrit: Most likely - go back on the medications you were prescribed because one month is too short of a period for healing to be complete! ...Read more

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My son is 4 months old and he had an upper GI X-ray today he was diagnosed with gastritis what's the cure/treatment is surgery ever needed?

Gastritis=irritation: Gastritis is a label applied loosely to indicate any form of irritation in the stomach. It can occur with any stomach virus or from reflux or due to ingestion of a variety of irritating substances. Treatment is usually medicine based & with diet modification. I have never heard of any surgical procedure for simple gastritis. ...Read more

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A month ago had gastritis, took treatment, kept a healthy diet. For 2 day I've had dark stool, not black, but dark & frequent & small amounts. Danger?

A month ago had gastritis, took treatment, kept a healthy diet. For 2 day I've had dark stool, not black, but dark & frequent & small amounts. Danger?

Dark stools: Dark stools do not mean blood; black stools are a concern

if you are worried stool can be easily tested for blood at your doctor's office. ...Read more

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8 weeks of Nexium&Protonix40mg for severe esophagitis & eritemous pangastritis. Now erosive antral gastritis, no esophagitis. Causes & treatment?

Possible Causes: Sounds like you have had a series of endoscopic studies and likely biopsy studies to rule out infection with H. Pylori, Barrett Disease, and Eosinophilic Gastritis. Consider serum Gastrin level, parietal cell antibodies and B12 level.

No antiarthritic meds incl. Aspirin.
No Tums because of acid rebound (looks likes acid is being suppressed)
Take Nexium (esomeprazole) in early morn
Consider Nexium (esomeprazole)+Carafate+Pepcid ...Read more

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How to structure a diet that helps in the treatment of h pylori or gastritis. Does drinking a lot of water eliminate the h pylori bacteria?

NEITHER: A diet NOR lots of water Eliminate H Pylori...this requires TREATMENT with appropriate PRESCRIPTION medication! Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider to helps or to refer you to a Gastroenterologist>


Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Severe gastritis from h pylori- finished treatment, but still have inflammation some days that makes it hard to breathe. Could a probiotic help?

Severe gastritis from h pylori- finished treatment, but still have inflammation some days that makes it hard to breathe. Could a probiotic help?

Yes!: Probiotics are a wonderful and harmless way to let the 'good' bacteria take over in your colon. .. If you need guidance, discuss with your GP or a GI doc ...Read more

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Endo result-mild gastritis, small hiatal hernia (wat is it, how does it happen, treatment?). Says wait for pathology report 2 weeks (4 infection)?

Endo result-mild gastritis, small hiatal hernia (wat is it, how does it happen, treatment?). Says wait for pathology report 2 weeks (4 infection)?

Inflammation&Hernia: Mild Gatritis means there is mild inflammation in the stomach. It is easy to treat with acid suppression therapy like Prilosec or ranitidine and as acid is reduced it will get better. Stomach is in the adominal cavity normally separated from the chest cavity by diaphragm. When part of somach protrudes through the diaphram into chest cavity, it is called Hiatus Hernia.Wait for Pathology&H pylori report ...Read more

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Take Ranitidine 300, aciphex and carafate liquid for gastritis and diverticulosis. Is this the best treatment options?

Take Ranitidine 300, aciphex and carafate liquid for gastritis and diverticulosis. Is this the best treatment options?

No but: If helps go for it, usually a ppi [proton pump inhibitor ] like Prilosec more powerful but if caused it with too much alcohol or pain meds like aspirin or aleve/advil in heavy doses or worst yet smoking stop it all; keep stools soft with prune juice, fruits./dark green vegetables and fiber like raisan bran and coffee to clear the stools good or get worse diverticular. ...Read more

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After 8 weeks of Nexium&Protonix40mg treatment egd still shows erosive gastritis. No biopsy taken due to Plavix (clopidogrel). What blood/other testing do I need?

After 8 weeks of Nexium&Protonix40mg treatment egd still shows erosive gastritis. No biopsy taken due to Plavix (clopidogrel). What blood/other testing do I need?

Focus correct issues: Plavix & aspirin usually Rx'ed for arterial disease plaque ruptures. But aspirin & NSAIDsgastritis, avoid. Optimize NMR-lipoproteins (get LDL-P to <400-700 nmol/dL), HbA1c <5.0%, SBP <120 mmHg, go HFLC foods & then stop the Plavix. The proton pump inhibitors you're taking tend to help but do not cure. Focus on causes of the gastritis. Study my answers, http://goo. Gl/7IyXwY & DietDoctor. Com. ...Read more

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I am taking 1, 300mg of aspirin everyday as an aspirin desensitization treatment since last year, but now a couples of day ago I've notice a pain burning sensation in my stomach. I think its gastritis but my question is since I cannot discontinue my treatm

I am taking 1, 300mg of aspirin everyday as an aspirin desensitization treatment since last year, but now a couples of day ago I've notice a pain burning sensation in my stomach. I think its gastritis but my question is since I cannot discontinue my treatm

Find a better Dr: Are you ALLERGIC to aspirin? Sensitive people get asthma, coughing, or hives from it. Gastritis due to prostaglandin inhibition is a function of dose. Taking 4 adult size aspirin daily will cause stomach symptoms in many people. Taking a large dose makes no sense. If you are allergic to it, avoid it. Why diphenhydramine? It is used mostly as a sleeping pill. There are better antihistamines. Do you ...Read more

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Does antibiotic damage liver? My grandma have cirrhosis gastric ulcer and gastritis? How to treatment?

Does antibiotic damage liver? My grandma have cirrhosis gastric ulcer and gastritis? How to treatment?

Which antibiotic?: No medication is without potential side effect. Work w/your (grandma's) doc to determine if desired benefit exceeds potential risk. Some medications, such as paracetamol, are dangerous to liver in high doses. Others harm kidneys or stomach lining. Ask prescribing doc which medications are being used. Then search reputable references such as www. Drugs. Com & www. Epocrates. Com, etc. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain under collar bones, left neck/armpit/rib. No infection. 2015 enlarged lymphnode removed left neck, benign. Gastritis=no nsaids​. OTC treatment?

Pain under collar bones, left neck/armpit/rib. No infection. 2015 enlarged lymphnode removed left neck, benign. Gastritis=no nsaids​. OTC treatment?

Tart cherries?: If you are sure that these symptoms are not from something severe, you maight want to try TART cherry juice concentrate- one ounce twice a day for 6 weeks ...Read more