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Erosive Gastritis And Methotrexate
What juices are healing for erosive gastritis ? It seems some information out saying that juices are healing and some advise against it.
Methotrexate was originally used in the early 1950's as a treatment for cancer but was also found to be effective in many other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It has anti inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties which make it an excellent first line therapy for RA ...Read more
I treated erosive gastritis caused by H-Plylori. I have mild gastritis again in endoscopy with negative H-P! what's cause this time? stress?
Rx success?: Overall eradication success with treatment for H. pylori is approximately 85 to 90%. Any follow-up testing must be done after a suitable interval to allow the bacteria, if still present, to increase in numbers so as to be detectable. It is also important that you do not take any antacid or acid suppression therapy for at least 30 days prior to any repeat testing. ...Read more
Could long term use of prilosec (3yrs) be the cause of erosive gastritis? due to not having enough acid vs. to much & therefore also cause gastritis.
Not likely: It is not likely that the Prilosec is associated with erosive gastritis. It is possible that a behavior,e.g. nonsteroidals, smoking, alcohol may have been continued, in spite of being on Prilosec - which was the risk factor. Prilosec, a proton pump inhibitor, is used to treat erosive gastritis, albeit at higher doses. ...Read more
I treated erosive gastritis caused by H-Plylori 4years ago.now I have mild gastritis again in new endoscopy with negative H-P! what's cause this time?
Many: many reason for gastritis besides H pylori Some are stress on the top of the list Others like food you are eating like spices food Other organ can contribute to gastritis like gallbladder and pancreas Treatment is treating the causes and allow the stomach lining to heal Good luck Thank you for using health tap I hope that answer your question ...Read more
Usually not, but:: The website eHealthMe reports that of 67,468 patients taking Plavix only 153 people (0.23%) reported gastritis as a side effect. Some of these patients were also taking other medications well known to cause gastritis, such as aspirin and Celebrex (celecoxib). Thus, if you are taking Plavix and have developed gastritis, it's likely that something else is responsible. ...Read more
Slippery elm: There is no good evidence that slippery Elm helps in any gastrointestinal illness, despite some Internet hype. In addition, it can result in decreased absorption of needed medications. I would avoid it! ...Read more
I have had erosive gastritis for 2 years now despite being treated with Protonix and Nexium (esomeprazole). WHY?
H. Pylori infection: Have you been scoped & if so, was a biopsy obtained? If not, it's still reasonable to argue that you have a bacterial infection of your stomach lining. At this point, an empiric triple or even quadruple therapy protocol is warranted (PPI + clarithromycin (or amoxicillin) + metronidazole + bismuth salicylate) x2 weeks. This could be managed by a Family Doc or PCP; no need to see gastroenterologist. ...Read more
I had erosive gastritis caused by H-Pylori. I treated H-Pylori and it was negative.
Is it possible the gastritis remains still after treating H-P?
Possible? Sure, ...: But not likely, unless you have another underlying cause of gastritis in addition, such as aspirin or NSAID use. The gastritis usually heals. If you're still having symptoms, perhaps you have another issue altogether, such as GERD, gallbladder disease, or irritable bowel syndrome. Good luck. ...Read more
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