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Is there a connection between gastritis and lupus or what about GERD and lupus?

Is there a connection between gastritis and lupus or what about GERD and lupus?

Not per se: Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect multiple organs or body system/areas. Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach. Gerd is gastroesophageal reflux disease. Someone with lupus could have gastritis and/or gerd but lupus would not likely be the cause. Autoimmune gastritis does occur but rare. Medications to treat lupus could predispose to gastritis or aggravate gerd. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Gastritis (Definition)

Inflammation associated with mucosal injury in the stomach. Gastritis is commonly a result of infectious or autoimmune diseases, although it can also result from drugs, extreme stress ...Read more


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Can chronic gastritis (not from hpylori) be from my lupus? Egd multiple times shows gastritis but no known reason... I wish I could drink coffee again

Can chronic gastritis (not from hpylori) be from my lupus? Egd multiple times shows gastritis but no known reason... I wish I could drink coffee again

Chronic gastritis: Lupus is a possibility if no other cause found. It's an autoimmune disorder and there are causes of autoimmune gastritis causing acid producing cells to due resulting in gastric cell lining thinning and atrophy. A biopsy during egd may be helpful to determine the cause of gastritis. ...Read more

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I was taking Turmeric capsules for lupus (as well as my prescribed meds)& my GERD is horrible, EGD showed gastritis a while ago can Turmeric worsen gerd?

I was taking Turmeric capsules for lupus (as well as my prescribed meds)& my GERD is horrible, EGD showed gastritis a while ago can Turmeric worsen gerd?

Tumeric: Not a lot of controlled studies to give much advice on this. Tumeric is known to reduce stomach acid so theoretically it should improve GERD. Try a little Aloe Vera juice before meals. ...Read more

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My dsdna double strand reference was 3.45 and very symptomatic. S this a positive for lupus how is it scored?

My dsdna double strand reference was 3.45 and very symptomatic. S this a positive for lupus how is it scored?

Possibly: This is one of the many blood tests used to diagnose lupus. You should consult your rheumatologist to have them run a full battery of tests ...Read more

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This last 2 weeks feel so run down between p.O.T.S and lupus... I'm 27 I want to feel normal. But I don't think ill ever be "normal" again. :/?

See below: Go the lupus foundation of america's website to find a support group for lupus patients near you. I think you would find this beneficial and you would also learn how other patients cope with the disease. ...Read more

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What;s the best pain medicine for lupus patients?

What;s the best pain medicine for lupus patients?

Acetaminophen NSAIDS: For symptom relief of pain you can use Acetaminophen or NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or o Naprooxen or Cox 2 Celebrex
Along wih Antimalarials (Hydroxychlroquin) and low dose steroids ...Read more

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How to tell if I have t1 diabetes, lupus and m.S at age 17?

How to tell if I have t1 diabetes, lupus and m.S at age 17?

Not likely: Why worry about 3 disorders, as you likely possess one unifying diagnosis to explain your problems. A good place to start is with an endocrinologist to deal with diabetes and the complications secondary to this. Focus on these issues, and later, if things seem peculiar look into co-morbities. Lastly, if you possess diabetes and lupus, doubt you have ms in addition. ...Read more

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Both my mom and aunt have been diagnosed with lupus, should I get checked for it as well? Since I know it’s hereditary

Both my mom and aunt have been diagnosed with lupus, should I get checked for it as well? Since I know it’s hereditary

Rheumatologic issues: The specific diagnosis of lupus wouldn't run in families as much as the tendency towards rheumatologic conditions in general - that tendency runs in families - lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren's syndrome, scleroderma. Can find all of these in family lineages. Have a good history/physical exam/blood testing coordinated by Rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic

Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic

Not sure, I don't: Think anyone knows for sure if its okay for sure. No study has been done on those supplement with SLE. I would recommend stay simple supplement with multivitamin, Vit D, B complex. At the most, protein shake for post work out. ...Read more

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How do I stop gastritis pain?

How do I stop gastritis pain?

See details: Identify the cause first. Have a gastroenterologist evaluate the issue. I would urge evaluation rather than trying to self treat with otc meds. ...Read more

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I have gastritis, what can I do?

Gastritis: There are multiple causes of gastritis.
H.pylori infection can cause gastritis which is treatable and you need to see a gastroenterologist to perform urease test or biopsy. You may have gastric ulcer or eaten fried food etc. See your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What can I take for gastritis pain?

What can I take for gastritis pain?

Gastritis: Oral medications such as Tums and mylanta are still the quickest. Pepcid and zantac (ranitidine) can help stop it and keep it away. If you continue to have problems you need to be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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I have gastritis since last 15 days?

Odd: Does it persist throughout the entire day, does it come and go, does it improve or worsen with food are questions your doctors will ask you. Bottom line, it shouldn't persist for that long unless you are having increased acidity secondary to acid indigestion or possibly GERD. To see if acidity is the culprit, try to take an antacid like Zantac (ranitidine) 150mg, if that doesn't help follow up with your Doctor ...Read more

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Why does gastritis cause so much pain?

Inflammation: Make sure of diagnosis, i.e. Not ulcer etc. See md, meds will help. ...Read more

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How do you know if gastritis is worsering?

Needs evaluation: If you are having recurrence, or not responding to over the counter medication, then you need to see doctor for better evaluation. Of your gastritis.You should not continue to take otc med all the time, it is best to get evaluate to get med, or consult your diet as well as your stress. That may continue to give you problems. ...Read more

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What is gastritis can it last for months?

Stomach irritation: Gastritis is just a label we use when the inner linings of the stomach are irritated. It could be short or long term depending on the cause and any aggravating factors. ...Read more

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What do you suggest for treating gastritis?

Acid suppression: Try some OTC acid suppression agents such as Prilosec. The most common causes are medications such as aspirin & NSAIDs. Bacteria such as H. pylori can also cause it. ...Read more

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What foods to avoid when you have gastritis?

What foods to avoid when you have gastritis?

Gastritis: Gastritis is an inflammatory condition of the stomach lining. You should be checked for the presence of a bacteria called heliobacter pylori which would require treatment with medication for two weeks. You want to avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, acidic and carbonated beverages, mint, chocolate and any food that you notice that makes your stomach feel worse. ...Read more

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What foods are good when you have gastritis?

Bland foods.: Bland, non-irritating foods are probably best, like strained vegetables, non-spicy or acidic foods. Basic breads, oats, and fruits like prunes may also help. ...Read more

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What to eat and what not to eat during gastritis?

Avoid acidity: During a gastritis flare, your stomach is producing too much acid. Using otc zantac, (ranitidine) etc can help but avoid foods that are acidic such as tomatos, onions, citrus (orange juice, lemons), spicy foods and caffeinated drinks since they are also very acidic. Eat smaller amounts, stay up right after eating, and try deeper green vegetables since they are more alkalanizing. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: gastritis?

Inflammation: The term gastritis is used to denote inflammation associated with mucosal injury in the stomach. Gastritis is commonly a result of infectious or autoimmune diseases, although it can also result from drugs, extreme stress reactions, or hypersensitivity reactions. ...Read more

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I am having gastritis for about 8 years. Is it okay?

Well: Gastritis is usually painful or uncomfortable. Don't know what the cause is or if there is concurrent disease or complications. If it has not been evaluated recently - would recommend that. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the natural and quickest way to heal gastritis?

Stop the cause..: Body will heal itself if you stop the offending agent. Alcohol, spicy hot food, chillies, aspirin, nsaids, acidic and sour food to be avoided. Timely food habit helps. Cold bland food helps healing. Can add tums (calcium carbonate). ...Read more