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Is decaf coffee okay to have if u have gastritis?

Is decaf coffee okay to have if u have gastritis?

Yes: Decaff coffee is ok when you have gastritis. It is usually the caffeine that contributes to the irritation in the stomach.

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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Is it possible that decaffeinated coffee have bad side effects?

Yes even: Decaffeinated coffee can have side effects. But were there particular side effects you were concerned about?

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I ordered decaffeinated coffee, but later found out it was regular. Is there something I can do to offset the caffeinated affects?

I ordered decaffeinated coffee, but later found out it was regular. Is there something I can do to offset the caffeinated affects?

Calming teas: Chamomile tea can be calming and reduce the effect of caffeine. So can passionflower or lemon balm tea. You should also sit or lie down and take several slow, deep, intentional breaths to help calm you as well.

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I know coffee should be avoided for heartburn. However, is decaffeinated coffee ok?

I know coffee should be avoided for heartburn. However, is decaffeinated coffee ok?

Probably not: While obviously decaffeinated coffee is caffeine free, it is still quite acidic and can cause significant irritation.

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Can caffeine interfere with conceiving? And if so is decaffeinated coffee a better option?

Can caffeine interfere with conceiving? And if so is decaffeinated coffee a better option?

See below: Yes caffeine can interfere with conception and has been associated with miscarriage with high amounts. Drink no more than 1 to 11/2 8oz cups a day. You can drink decaff, but beware that it does have small amounts of caffeine.

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Does coffee actually make an ulcer/gastritis worse? Or just irritates it to become more painful?

Does coffee actually make an ulcer/gastritis worse? Or just irritates it to become more painful?

Coffee ulcer: In some it does. In some it does not. If it bothers you I would stop and see if better. If better start again. If worse stop. Repeat till you have convinced yourself that is does or does not affect you.

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Coffee ground looking substance all in bowels. Comes and goes. HX of gastritis. Is this a concern? PCP out of town for a week.

Coffee grounds: Usually we see coffee grounds from vomiting; due to gastritis /ulcerin the stomach. If the pieces are black may be from iron, bismuth (peptobismol do not use has aspirin and will irritate stomach, no NSAIDS, caffeeine, alcohol, either), blueberries are dark or blood. May need prevecid or ranitidine or studies F/u/ this week w/ doc urgent care check blood count, vitals, stool and start w/u

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I have gastritis. What should I do if my stool has "coffee grounds" in it? I'm still waiting on an endoscopy. Is it something to worry about?

I have gastritis. What should I do if my stool has "coffee grounds" in it? I'm still waiting on an endoscopy. Is it something to worry about?

Before Endoscopy: Of course you should worry about this and so should your family doctor. You need to know if you have H. Pylori infection caused Peptic ulcer disease and if you are anemic. These are diagnosed easily by blood test.

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I struggle to stay awake for more than 13 hours a day. Despite I suffer from panic attacks I even tried with coffee. Could my gastritis be the cause?

I struggle to stay awake for more than 13 hours a day. Despite I suffer from panic attacks I even tried with coffee. Could my gastritis be the cause?

No.: The problems of excessive daytime somnolence eds is usually due to inadequate or ineffective sleep. You need to see a sleep specialist ify our doctor cannot solve the problem quickly, eg, a change in medication. Sleep deprivation and eds kill 50, 00 people yearly; as bad as alcohol, but more easily diagnosed and treated. Don't wait.

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I have about 7 days left for my ranitidine prescription - prescribed for gastritis. When can I safely reintroduce coffee and other acidic foods and how should I go about doing this, please?

I have about 7 days left for my ranitidine prescription - prescribed for gastritis. When can I safely reintroduce coffee and other acidic foods and how should I go about doing this, please?

Very slowly: Once you have completed your prescription you could try to gradually reintroduce some acidic foods. If you get recurrent pain you may need to stay off them. You can do some things to protect yourself like adding creamer to coffee to cut the acidity and eating other foods along with it when you eat citrus fruits.

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Hi, I have gastritis and just had my gallbladder taken out but ive noticed "coffee ground" stool and coughing up small amounts of blood, what do I do?

Hi, I have gastritis and just had my gallbladder taken out but ive noticed "coffee ground" stool and coughing up small amounts of blood, what do I do?

Coffee ground stool: You're pretty young to have a lot of medical problems. Did you take your gastritis medication? Better check with your gastroenterologist or surgeon because you may need to have your gastritis medication changed.

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Had BM yesterday and normal color yet mushy. Today had BM and pale with coffee ground looking stuff in it. HX of Gastritis. No fever. ER visit?

Had BM yesterday and normal color yet mushy. Today had BM and pale with coffee ground looking stuff in it. HX of Gastritis. No fever. ER visit?

No ER!: Your poop being a different color, consistency, etc, is NOT a medical emergency. That's what emergency rooms are for. This is a problem MUCH BETTER handled by your primary doctor who can evaluate, order any appropriate tests AND follow up on those things. An ER doctor is just going to bill you thousands of dollars to say you're not dying today and go see your usual doctor this week.

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Can chronic gastritis (not from hpylori) be from my lupus? Egd multiple times shows gastritis but no known reason... I wish I could drink coffee again

Can chronic gastritis (not from hpylori) be from my lupus? Egd multiple times shows gastritis but no known reason... I wish I could drink coffee again

Chronic gastritis: Lupus is a possibility if no other cause found. It's an autoimmune disorder and there are causes of autoimmune gastritis causing acid producing cells to due resulting in gastric cell lining thinning and atrophy. A biopsy during egd may be helpful to determine the cause of gastritis.

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Super gassy sometimes. I have coffee everyday in the morning with soy/almond milk and artificial sweeteners. Is this IBS or just a bad case of gastritis?

Super gassy sometimes. I have coffee everyday in the morning with soy/almond milk and artificial sweeteners. Is this IBS or just a bad case of gastritis?

Gas: A very small percentage of people are sensitive to soy, so this is one possible source. Even more possible are the artificial sweetners. Many of these are very difficult for the gut to digest appropriately, and can then cause your problem - gas. I'd start by eliminating them for a week and seeing if symptoms improve, then if so, very gradually add tiny amounts back and see what you can tolerate.

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Can decaf coffee cause anxiety?

Can decaf coffee cause anxiety?

A slight chance: One cup of decaf coffee can still contain a minimum amt. Of caffeine - around 2 mg. If you are extremely sensitive to caffeine, then you may develop anxiety. Prozac (fluoxetine) can help for depression, but is not the best medicine for anxiety.