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Esophagitis (Definition)

A condition in which the esophagus (the passageway from the throat to the stomach) ...Read more


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How is esophagitis treated?

How is esophagitis treated?

Typically medication: Esophagitis is typically treated with medications. This may include medications such as Pepcid or Zantac (ranitidine) called h2 blockers. Sometimes stronger medications such as Prilosec are needed depending on the symptoms and other information. Some patents need surgical treatment to reduce acid reflux if they don't respond to medications. ...Read more

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Can chronic gastritis be cured?

Can chronic gastritis be cured?

Depends on cause: Common cause is infection with bacteria, h. Pylori, which can also cause acute gastritis, ulcers, and is a factor in stomach cancer and lymphoma. Can be rx'd with antibiotics and anti-ulcer meds. Chronic gastritis can be autoimmune in nature, associated with vitamin B12 deficiency sometimes. Different disease process; not "cured", managed. ...Read more

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Can chronic gastritis be cured with pump inhibitors?

Maybe : Chronic gastritis is a pathological diagnosis. It requires a biopsy. It's not a clinical diagnosis meaning based on symptoms alone. Chronic gastritis could be active or inactive. Active can be treated with acid supression if related to acid. It could be h. Pylori and need 2 -3 antibiotics and a ppi. Or it could be due to NSAIDs. Which require stopping nsaids(aspirin, Advil etc). ...Read more

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How is esophageal diverticulitis treated?

How is esophageal diverticulitis treated?

Diverticulitis: tge esophagus can have diverticuli but usually in one of two locations. They are both treated surgically. Diverticulitis is an infection of the diverticuli and that usually happens in the colon and not the esophagus. May need more details here ...Read more

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How is barrett's esophagus typically treated?

How is barrett's esophagus typically treated?

Anti reflux Rx: Be is a complication of chronic reflux; may be painless. Cells in lower esophagus look like intestinal cells, would be ok if they weren't esoph. Cells; less resistant to chemical onslaught. Pre-cancerous. 1% of barrett's pts. May develop adeno (gland) ca of esoph. Rx with aggressive med rx, ppi twice a day, and follow up endoscopy to check for "dysplasia"-more cancer-like; can remove by scope. ...Read more

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Esophagitis grade 2 can reoccure?

Esophagitis  grade 2 can reoccure?

Yes: If you have not seen your gastro enterologist make an appointment today. Common causes can be gastric reflux into the esophagus, but regardless of cause, if it continues, this can develop into a precancerous condition called barret's esophagus. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux be cured?

Can acid reflux be cured?

Medications are best: There is a surgery, but it is only for those who have failed medical therapy. Need to use mechanical and preventive precautions seriously. Then add h2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors. ...Read more

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Can h. Pylori cause esophagitis? Gerd?

Can h. Pylori cause esophagitis? Gerd?

Maybe (not) . . .: Everyone now agrees that h pylori is responsible for peptic ulcer disease, including gastric & duodenal ulcers. However, it's not clear that h pylori is responsible for gerd & esophagitis. However, esophagitis is associated w/pud so if we find h pylori, then we tend to treat if you/re symptomatic. The trick in medicine is paying attention to cause & effect studies vs observational ones. It's tough. ...Read more

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I have GERD grade a (la) reflux esophagitis: erosive antral gastritis is it dangerous ?

I have GERD grade a (la) reflux esophagitis: erosive antral gastritis is it dangerous ?

No: It is not dangerous now, but is left untreated could become dangerous. Follow up on recommendations from your gastroenterologist. Youll be ok. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How is acid reflux disease treated?

How is acid reflux disease treated?

Lifestyle, diet, med: Sometimes, one needs to lose weight. Other times, patients need a 1-2 month course of nexium, prilosec, Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) etc. Other times patients have to adjust their diet by cutting out acidic foods like alcohol and tomatoes. ...Read more

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How can acid reflux be treated ?

Couple ways: With lifestyle modification (try a web search for simple tips) also with prescription medication as well as over the counter meds. You may wish to try an over the counter medication and if no improvement see your dr for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics caused gastritis?

Gastritis: This terms means inflammation of the stomach. The most common cause is Helicobacter pylori, but certainly a variety of chemical agents could conceivably do this. My advice would be to see a doctor and be fully assessed and managed professionally. ...Read more

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Is anyone familiar with esophagitis and GERD gastroeosophageal reflux disease?

Is anyone familiar with esophagitis and GERD gastroeosophageal reflux disease?

Yes: Esophagitis is damage to the lining of the esophagus caused by stomach acid coming up past a failing valve at the top of the stomach, called gerd. Acid medicines can reduce the pain and much of the damage to the esophagus, but they do not stop the stomach fluid from coming up. Gerd is often associated with hiatal hernias and this can be repaired with anti-reflux surgery. ...Read more

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Can chronic appendicitis be treated by taking antibiotics?

Can chronic appendicitis be treated by taking antibiotics?

Prob not effectively: When appendix-a small sac off the intestine-becomes infected, the opening may be plugged. Then infection fighting cells, & waste products, accumulate. If this goes on for a long time (chronic) scar tissue can also encapsulate the diseased appendix. All this leads to an non-draining pocket of infection & an inadequate blood supply to transport antibiotics to the site to work. ...Read more

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8 weeks of Nexium&Protonix40mg for severe esophagitis & eritemous pangastritis.Now erosive antral gastritis, no esophagitis. Causes & treatment?

Possible Causes: Sounds like you have had a series of endoscopic studies and likely biopsy studies to rule out infection with H. Pylori, Barrett Disease, and Eosinophilic Gastritis. Consider serum Gastrin level, parietal cell antibodies and B12 level. No antiarthritic meds incl. aspirin. No Tums because of acid rebound(looks likes acid is being suppressed) Take Nexium (esomeprazole) in early morn Consider Nexium (esomeprazole)+Carafate+Pepcid ...Read more

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How is acid reflux treated?

How is acid reflux treated?

See below: Dietary modifications, weight loss, avoiding caffeine, nicotine and late meals helps. In addition acid suppressing medications such as h2 blockers (zantac, etc.) and proton pump inhibitors (prilosec, nexium, (esomeprazole) etc) are frequently used. ...Read more

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All the swallow problems, finally an edoscopy. Dr says esophagitis seen, corrugated esophagus esophageal mucosa c/w eosinophilic esophagitis. Help?

Allergist/GI: See an allergist or a GI doc who is comfortable managing eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Often, patients with this condition are managed by both specialties. EoE is often managed with multiple therapies, including food elimination diets, proton pump inhibitors, and swallowed steroids depending on severity and symptoms. Please see doc as this is a chronic, sometimes severe, condition. ...Read more