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Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,924 doctors shared insights

Losing Weight (Definition)

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 chronic gastritis causes GERD or increase in acid in stomach?

Can chronic gastritis causes GERD or increase in acid in stomach?

No: Gastritis can be caused by either increased acid production or a breakdown of the barrier lining if the stomach, but not the other way around. This may be caused by the bacteria h. Pylon. Gerd is a problem with too much stomach contents going he wrong way up in to the esophagus causing heartburn and regurgitation. See a gastroenterologist or your primary care provider or more info. ...Read more

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DX w/IBS, GERD, gastritis.The only time my stomach feels normal is if it's empty. Food/drinks & exercise cause reflux or ULQ pain. Is this IBS typical?

DX w/IBS, GERD, gastritis.The only time my stomach feels normal is if it's empty. Food/drinks & exercise cause reflux or ULQ pain. Is this IBS typical?

Possible.: It's hard to say what's typical for IBS since it becomes a diagnosis when we've excluded all other things. This may be what is typical for IBS for you, but not for another individual. It certainly falls within the spectrum of symptoms for IBS. If the symptoms are getting worse however, it's time to go back to your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Extreme anxiety/crying/stress for 2 weeks history of gastritis, now everything i eat/drink makes stomach gurgle and itgoes up my throat never had thi before can stress like this cause gastritis flare & gerd?

Extreme anxiety/crying/stress for 2 weeks history of gastritis, now everything i eat/drink makes stomach gurgle and itgoes up my throat never had thi before can stress like this cause gastritis flare & gerd?

Absolutely: There are actually nerve endings around your upper gastric system that gets activated under stress. This can flare up you acidic juices. Some experimental treatment of depression involves giving mini currents to this nerve by placing a small stimulator under the skin. Treating anxiety and depression can alleviate those symptoms, bust just as you would treat fever in pneumonia, you must treat gstri. ...Read more

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I have gastritis.I often experience stomach burning and heartburn. yesterday I feel something stuck in my throat and chest. can h.pylori cause GERD?

I have gastritis.I often experience stomach burning and heartburn. yesterday I feel something stuck in my throat and chest. can h.pylori cause GERD?

Gerd: H pylori is often associated with gerd can try elevating head of bed on 8 inch blocks and see if this helps if you have problems at night. ...Read more

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Can gastritis (i was diagnosed by egd) & GERD cause shortness of breath/some breathlessness, full stomach, chest/throat tightness and minor burning?

Can gastritis (i was diagnosed by egd) & GERD cause shortness of breath/some breathlessness, full stomach, chest/throat tightness and minor burning?

GERD: Gerd can cause all of your symptoms. You should speak to the gastroenterologist who did the egd about going on a proton pump inhibitor to cure the symptoms you describe. If you are obese, loss of weight would also be helpful. ...Read more

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I have GERD and occasional gastritis. Is eating fruits empty stomach (better way) bad for me or it doesnt matter?

I have GERD and occasional gastritis. Is eating fruits empty stomach (better way) bad for me or it doesnt matter?

No: Eating regularly helps gastritis. It does not matter what kind of food you eat. But you may want to avoid food your stomach does not like and some people get worse with oily or spicy food. ...Read more

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Good day Dr. Hiroshi. I have been diagnosed with GERD 3 months after endoscopy and colonoscopy. Stomach shows severe gastritis; atrophic type I think.

Good day Dr. Hiroshi. I have been diagnosed with GERD 3 months after endoscopy and colonoscopy. Stomach shows severe gastritis; atrophic type I think.

And the question?: atrophic gastritis is really rare in the young. Certainly lowering acid secretion with a proton pump inhibitor, looking for H Pylori, seeing what foods are tolerable, and watching for bleeding are some things to do. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26958813 worse news, you need scoping periodically because it can lead to cancer ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Lose Weight (Definition)

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


Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more