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Does gastritis cause weight loss?

Does gastritis cause weight loss?

Weight loss concern: History of "weight loss" is a red-flag to a doctor. It is unlikely your provider will be satisfied that gastritis is of itself sufficient cause for much loss of weight. Stomach upset due to both inflammation & possible associated delayed stomach emptying is expected, but loss of no more than a few pounds is not expected. Gastritis may be secondary to another disease--a search for which is needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Can gastritis cause difficulty in weight loss? Been eating low carb, counting calories, lots of exercise, no weight loss! Lots of gas, bloating, cramps

Can gastritis cause difficulty in weight loss? Been eating low carb, counting calories, lots of exercise, no weight loss! Lots of gas, bloating, cramps

Yes.: Gastritis can cause improper digestion with gas, bloating, and cramps. This indicates a problem with stomach acid, small intestine enzymes, gut bacteria or combination thereof. Carbohydrates may stay too long in stomach and/or proteins/fats may pass through too quickly resulting in fermentation or putrefaction. Use enzymes, betaine and acidophilus from professional sources for best results. ...Read more

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Does gastritis lead to weight loss even if one eats?

Does gastritis lead to weight loss even if one eats?

Yes,: It often does because of the nausea, vomiting, and decreased appetite along with abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Can gastritis lead to weight loss even if one eats enough?

Can gastritis lead to weight loss even if one eats enough?

No: Gastritis " inflammation" of the stomach lining alone should not lead to weight loss. If you are experiencing unintentional weight loss then you need to see a doctor as soon as possible for a proper evaluation. Chronic gastritis can sometimes lead to cancer- Please see a doctor! ...Read more

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For 57+ F, is hot flush in the body along with some amount of gastritis & weight loss normal in summer? Or, could there be serious illness?

For 57+ F, is hot flush in the body along with some amount of gastritis & weight loss normal in summer? Or, could there be serious illness?

Normal in summer: Gastritis and weight loss is not normal at any time. Hot flushes is of concern.
I doubt there is a serious illness but to be sure you should see your primary doctor for examination and lab studies.
Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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I'm losing weight from gastritis, what can I do to prevent more weight loss?

I'm losing weight from gastritis, what can I do to prevent more weight loss?

Discuss w/your: Doctor a/or gastroenterologist, particularly if conventional therapy with lifestyle intervention and medication such as zantac (ranitidine) or prilosec hasn't been effective. ...Read more

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For 57+ female, does frequent gastritis with 'Orofer XT' result in weight loss 71 -> 68.9 kg over 2-months?

For 57+ female, does frequent gastritis with 'Orofer XT' result in weight loss 71 -> 68.9 kg over 2-months?

Need GI consult: Recurrent Gastritis and weight loss does require a GastroEnterologist consult and will need endoscopy to rule out Peptic Ulcer and Cancer of the Stomach. Don't waste time and consult a competent Gastroentrologist asap. ...Read more

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Ab. Pain, burn from mid 2 right and in back. Fullness filling, can't eat weight loss doc said gastritis on patronix 3rd time n liver is enlarged again?

Ab. Pain, burn from mid 2 right and in back. Fullness filling, can't eat weight loss doc said gastritis on patronix 3rd time n liver is enlarged again?

Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain with weight loss probably not from gastritis and liver enlargement does not happen with gastritis itself, you need to be worked up, get a ct scan of the abdomen to start with, consider a gastroenterology consult. ...Read more

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Mother has extreme stomach pain, weight loss, loss of appetite etc she has gastritis. Is it chronic or acute what can she do?

Mother has extreme stomach pain, weight loss, loss of appetite etc she has gastritis. Is it chronic or acute what can she do?

Evaluation: Any persistent abdominal pain with weight loss needs further evaluation. She should be evaluated as soon as possible. The question of whether a condition is acute or chronic is answered based in the duration of the symptoms. ...Read more

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Can having gastritis cause you to not lose weight?

Can having gastritis cause you to not lose weight?

I don't think so but: I don't know how or why having gastritis would directly prevent weight loss. The best way to lose weight is a healthy diet (ideally low in sugars and starches) & exercise. If gastritis somehow prevented you from eating healthy foods it could be a factor, but you should be able to eat healthy even with gastritis. However, gastritis is an inflammatory condition & inflammation may contribute to obesity. ...Read more

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I have gastritis. I'm losing weight. Can I take ensure or some other drink to help maintain my weight till I can eat normally? I have no appetite.

I have gastritis. I'm losing weight. Can I take ensure or some other drink to help maintain my weight till I can eat normally? I have no appetite.

Endoscopy useful: Gastritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach and usually heals after 3 months of proper diet and prilosec. The iron pills may be causing a lack of appetite and if you're no longer anemic, try stopping the iron. You also may need Prilosec twice a day. Ensure helps getting needed calories. A gastroscope examination would be advisable if these measure don't improve your symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 5'3 and weigh 160 female. I have acid reflux and mild gastritis. If I lose weight will my reflux go away? I'm also always tired so it's hard!

Hi I'm 5'3 and weigh 160 female. I have acid reflux and mild gastritis. If I lose weight will my reflux go away? I'm also always tired so it's hard!

It's worth a try: A lot of things can get better when one drops down to a normal weight. One's diet will change for the better if one is able to drop her weight... and an improved diet may help decrease reflux and gastritis symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi doc I'm having gastritis is it ok to use hydroxycut elite to loss weight and I do workout in the gym. Do I loss weight fast? What do u suggest?

Hi doc I'm having gastritis is it ok to use hydroxycut elite to loss weight and I do workout in the gym. Do I loss weight fast? What do u suggest?

Lose the supplement: Per website, the supplement in question = 100mg Coleus Forskohlii, 56.3mg Yohimbe, 200mg Green Coffee, 100mg L-Theanin, 200mg C.canephora Robusta (e.g. herbs and caffeine). Stick with a supervised exercise program, and eat healthy, to achieve your goal. ...Read more

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Why does gastritis cause potassium loss?

Why does gastritis cause potassium loss?

Vomiting: If vomiting is involved it has to do with the renal handling of acid base. In order to normalize acid base balance, the kidney allows sodium bicarbonate to pass through it to the distal tubule. There, the sodium is exchanged for potassium which is lost in the urine. ...Read more

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Could gastritis cause malabsorption, and, in turn, hair loss?

Could gastritis cause malabsorption, and, in turn, hair loss?

Unusual: The rare side effect would be subtle but regular hemorrhage leading to iron deficiency then hair loss.
If you are taking acid suppressors especially the so-called proton pump inhibitor (prilosec etc) regularly for the gastritis, you may have problem with calcium absorption (bone) and possibly vitamin B12 absorption as well. ...Read more

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I have anemia and gastritis. My B12 level is normal. Could the gastritis alone cause anemia related to blood loss? Thank you.

I have anemia and gastritis. My B12 level is normal. Could the gastritis alone cause anemia related to blood loss? Thank you.

Need more eval: Gastritis means inflammation on the stomach lining. It does not cause anemia- unless if it is not just gastritis but also you have bleeding on the stomach lining or if the gastritis is affecting absorption of certain nutrient like iron for instance. There are many things that can cause anemia besides iron, vit B12 def or bleeding. You definitely should have further evaluation to find the cause. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...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