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Do Cigarettes Make Gastritis Worse
Absolutely!: Yes, smoking will make your gastritis worse. In fact, smoking can make most stomach problems worse (acid reflux & ulcers are others). This is even though you breathe the smoke in, not swallow it. The nicotine and other dangerous chemicals get into your bloodstream through your lungs but then go throughout your body, including your stomach. Avoid smoking at all costs!See 1 more doctor answer
Hello, I was recently diagnosed with chronic gastritis, as well as having the H.Pylori bacteria. Is smoking anything other than cigarettes still a no?
Correct: You must have been treated for H pylori with multiple medications. Smoking is not recommended. Stay healthy and happy.
How can I tell if I have pancreatitis or gastritis without being tested. Pain off and on for 2 yrs but get more constant and worse. Upper mid abd?
Wouldn't self -dx: I wouldn't try to self diagnose these conditions. If you have had significant abdominal pain over the last two years - this warrants medical evaluation. Take care.
Some overlap.: There are some examples of overlap here. For example, reflux esophagitis tends to increase at night, which can disrupt sleep quality. And people with sleep apnea are usually overweight, and being overweight increases reflux esophagitis as well. So a sleep issue and esophagitis can co-exist, for example.
I've had gastritis for about a week and its getting worse and affecting my breathing now, should I go to the hospital?
How do I know for sure that my acute gastritis is going away and not getting worse or changed its symptoms.? I have it six months. Stopped smoking..
Check with your doc: After 6 months it is not acute anymore. Congratulations: you stopped smoking! you want to check with your doc to be safe. He/she may recommend a gastroscopy.
Have gastritis with bad gnawing hunger pains and am finding that esomeprazole 40mg 2x/day makes it worse, waking at 2:30 a.m. to eat. Different dose?
Need endoscopy asap!: You need to see a specialist as soon as possible and have endoscopy to see why you are in so much pain despite taking esomeprazole (Nexium) twice a day. You may have a penetrating ulcer or some other serious disorder. Please don't waste too much time looking for answers on the internet at this point, you need to be examined. Best wishes for a satisfactory resolution to your problem.
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.
I've had gastritis and it hurts to breath now should I go to the hospital? It seems to be getting worse
If I have gastritis and the stress of possibly getting sick makes me feel worse. Would anti anxiety medication help at all?
It depends: Gastritis comes from many possible causes, with "stress" among them. However, antianxiety medication is not the first thing i'd reach for. You may benefit from some help with self-calming -- a good therapist can help you with this. Also breathing exercises, meditation, yoga, and other things you can do on your own. See http://www. Healthjourneys. Com/ for some helpful recording you can get too.
My bf was diagnosed with H. pylori negative gastritis over a year ago (worse now). Do you have experience treating patients with similar circumstances?
Gastritis: Often we treat h pylori negative gastritis with bland diet, avoidance of alcohol, caffeine and nicotine and a course of medications like prilosec or zantac. If symptoms persist despite adherence to this treatment regimen we try a different ppi like nexium or increase the dosage of prilosec. The next step is a follow-up gastroscopy to document the diagnosis if symptoms don't improve.
Fat and acid: Fat delays stomach emptying and causes the stomach to make more acid to help digestion. The increase in stomach acid can irritate an area of the stomach that is already irritated (gastritis).
LUQ pain, burning sensation, pretty constant, worse with sweets sometimes, not always. Caffeine doesn't seem to affect it. Could it be gastritis?
How long does gastritis take to heal? Had it for 7 weeks now, been taking probiotics, zantac, (ranitidine) buscopan and eating fresh food and its getting worse
Time for a change...: Zantac (ranitidine) in doses less than 100mg (otc dosing is 75mg) effectively inhibits basal & nighttime acid output by the stomach. However, food-stimulated acid production & tobacco/ nsaid/ alcohol injury may need bigger "guns." prescription-strength doses of zantac (ranitidine) are 150-300mg twice daily. Stop tobacco, nsaids, & drinking alcohol, & ask your doctor if time to switch medication or to get further testing.
I have gastritis for two months, which got worse recently. Doctors told me to follow a diet and take some drugs, but I don't see much improvement. Its not due H. pylori but due to improper diet and stress. Could this be chronic?
Gastritis: Classic gastritis responds nicely to ppi medications like prilosec or nexium or the other class of medications like zantac or pepcid. Other important measures are bland diet, avoidance of caffeine, alcohol and nicotine. You may not be dealing with gastritis so I recommend a consultation with a gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. Appropriate tests will be done.
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