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Gastritis And Candida
Fibromyal. & indicators of fungal infect. Chronic sinusitis, vaginal yeast OCTx didn’t help, gastritis, thrush. Dr against fungal rx. Is she wise?
Yes, she is: What you described is a rather sketchy picture of a bigger clinical context, your doctor has a logic in her management plan. Having a second opinion though is your right, however not on this limited platform with the brief information you provided and without the full picture including medical history and physical exam, wish you well ...Read more
I have been suffering from yeast infection and oral thrush, now diagnosed with gastritis. Blood test came back negative for H. Pylori. What do I do?
Several causes: For gastritis, H. Pylori is one of them, testing negative for it doesn't mean you don't have gastritis, treatment for thrush is available and handy, but why did you get it is the question? Could be due to steroids, which can cause gastritis too, your doctor would prescribe you medicines for both conditions, take care ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with gastritis but negative to h. Pylori through biopsy. Can yeast infection be the underlying cause of my stomach inflammation?
Gastritis: Gastritis is a temporary state, and means inflammation of the stomach lining. Start with focusing on your diet, eliminate any foods that cause your stomach to hurt. Keep track of how you feel after meals in a diary. Many times using a acid suppressor medication like Nexium or Protonix on a regular schedule will result in cure over the next 4-6 weeks. Pepcid is another good option. Hang in there!! ...Read more
Gastritis: The treatment for gastritis depends on the cause. Gastritis is a generic term for inflammation of the stomach. Often this is from excessive stomach acid which can be treated effectively with antacids or acid blocking medications. Recommend physician evaluation if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Yes, gastritis can be cured permanently.
The key is to identify and address the cause.
One common cause is infection with H. Pylori bacteria. Successfully treating this can be a cure; natural therapies can help; see http://tinyurl. Com/zt5dfvk
In Chinese medicine it may be caused by excess liver heat and herbal treatments can correct.
I have also had success curing gastritis with homeopathy. ...Read more
Bland diet: Eat foods that have few additives and spices. Fruits, vegetables and grains are good sources of these. Avoid spicey, citrus and dense foods as they can further irritate the lining of the stomach. ...Read more
First, stop irritants such as alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, meds like advil (ibuprofen) or aspirin, carbonated beverages, fruit juices. Then eat a fiber-rich diet. Foods containing flavonoids, like apples, celery, cranberries (including cranberry juice), onions, garlic, and tea may stop the growth of h. Pylori, the bacteria that may be causing it.
Avoid high fat foods. ...Read more
Possibly at a mind/: Brain level which controls both stomach acid secretion & heart rate, second by second, 24/7. As embodied Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body creatures, sending over 1, 000, 000 orders/second brain to body, with similar feedback, what would one expect? ...Read more
What's the cause?: The suffix "itis" means "inflammation". The prefix "gastro" means "stomach." the term "gastritis" thus means an "inflamed stomach." the term is often used imprecisely to mean stomach upset, which can derive from both acid ; non-acid causes, slow emptying of the stomach, h.Pylori infection, atrophic ; hypersecretory problems. Start with acid blockers, diet modification, avoid alcohol/tobacco. ...Read more
Depends: Usually isolated gastritis may not be infective at all, but rather due to toxins, materials in foods, and so on. Sometimes helicobacter pylorii is the cause and is not easily transmissible. When viral it may be transmitted to others but the route will depend upon the type of virus. Not a very specific answer, but a complex subject. ...Read more
Med eval: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. If this is your first possible yeast infection or if you are not sure if you have a yeast infection – see your physician. ...Read more
Yes, if it's real: Candida infection on the mouth, groin, private parts, skin folds is familiar and is easily managed with today's medications. Deep candida infections in immunocompromised people require strong Rx. The "pop" diagnosis "candida overgrowth" is a myth; people who buy into it never feel well again but keep spending money on worthless treatments. Best wishes. ...Read more
Candida are yeast: These are a whole class of fungi that grow as 'yeast'. They can cause disease in certain situations. Usually those patients have some sort of underlying problem that allows these yeast to grow (for example diabetes, strong medicines that weaken the body - steroids, or other sickness such as in a surgical patient). There are many good medicines against Candida -but I suggest a doctor helps guide u. ...Read more
Gastritis: There are certain things you should avoid such as: soft drinks, coffee, tomatoes, orange juice, fatty and spicy food, there are over the counter medications that can help (Prilosec otc, Zantac (ranitidine) ect...) if your symptoms do not improve after avoiding the above or with medication, you may need to have an endoscopy for furhter evaluation. ...Read more
Yeast overgrowth: Candida is a very common yeast found in the mouth, intestine, vagina, and skin. It can occasionally cause infection such as vaginal yeast infections. Less commonly infections of the mouth (thrush) and esophagus also occur. Candida overgrowth is a diagnosis often given by naturopathic doctors and has very little science or evidence to support it as a true infection or disease. ...Read more