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Dyspepsia No Medication
Which is better drug to treat cronic gastritis and functional dyspepsia? Pantaprazole or famotidine?
Avoid: Avoid fried food, avoid fast foods, avoid fatty foods- they all increase stomach acid and contribute to dyspepsia. Avoid caffeine in coffee, tea, colas, and other beverages, caffeine is a stomach irritant. Also avoid alcohol, and certain medications such as alleve and ibuprofen, advil ( called non steroidal anti inflammatory medications) they also irritate the stomach lining. ...Read more
Variety of ways: Finding the cause would be the most logical and definitive way to cure such a problem but medications that are available either reduce the amount of acid pumped into the stomach or reduce the level of acidity of the fluid that is already in the stomach. We also usually check for infections such as H. PyLori, look for lifestyle habits that can be modified such as excess alcohol intake and smoking. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Dietary issues: "functional" dyspepsia, is lifelong for most people, and a thorough analysis of your diet is the thing to do. You may have a gluten allergy, a lactose intolerance, or other dietary issue. You have to find out what it is, and avoid this substance in your diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Can an endoscopy also detect dyspepsia? Also what meds work with it and what foods should be avoided?
Detect causes: Dyspepsia is a symptom generally described as upper abdominal discomfort. An endoscopy can diagnose different causes of it i.e. Gastritis, ulcers, h. Pylori infection. Typical treatment is acid suppression with an h2-blocker or proton pump inhibitor. A bland diet would make the most sense with these type of symptoms ...Read more
Dyspepsia: Dyspepsia describes episodic or persistent upper abdominal symptoms arising from the upper GI tract. Symptoms may or may not be related to eating and may include epigastric pain, bloating, fullness, belching, nausea or early satiety. The term dyspepsia is used to describe symptoms located in the upper abdomen and is synonymous with 'indigestion'. See a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Well......: several possibilites. I cannot say in your particular case. Irritable bowel can certainly cause both http://www.nerdpocalypse.net/irritable%20bowel.html this explains it more fully. And medications taken for it certainly cause diarrhea (magnesium containing antacids). follow the podcast at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/epiphany-of-the-week/id972173760 ...Read more