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How sever is grade 1 esophagitis. What risk treatments and how concerned should one be. Using 6 weeks ppi did help little. Would diet control help.

How sever is grade 1 esophagitis. What risk treatments and how concerned should one be. Using 6 weeks ppi did help little. Would diet control help.

Esophagitis: Ppi medications would have a role here, but diet plays an equally important part of treatment. Try cutting back on fatty or spicy foods, sleep on an extra pillow, and do not eat anything after 8 pm. ...Read more

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Had egd last year for sob sensation /gerd symptoms. All normal except grade 1 esophagitis in the gastro junction. Ppi 7 weeks helped little. Options.?

Had egd last year for sob sensation /gerd symptoms. All normal except grade 1 esophagitis in the gastro junction. Ppi 7 weeks helped little. Options.?

See a doctor: Mild to moderate esophagitis should improve with dietary, behavior modification and ppi in a week or two. If you have done what's recommended, it's time to see your doc again for more eval/ testing. ...Read more

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Can upper endoscopy aggravate heartburn? Got scoped 5 days ago (no sedation, mild gastritis and esophagitis, one biopsy).Having severe heartburn now.

Can upper endoscopy aggravate heartburn? Got scoped 5 days ago (no sedation, mild gastritis and esophagitis, one biopsy).Having severe heartburn now.

On treatment?: Sounds like endoscopy diagnosed you heath issues. Are you on medications to treat these processes? Sometimes can take a few days for full effect of medications. ...Read more

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After upper endoscopy (no sedation, mild gastritis and esophagitis, weak LES, one biopsy) my heartburn is much worse. Why?

After upper endoscopy (no sedation, mild gastritis and esophagitis, weak LES, one biopsy) my heartburn is much worse. Why?

Pain s/p endoscopy: Since they did a biopsy they had to cut, though it was small, so acid against an open cut would hurt. Have you resumed your medicines or started medicines like zantac, oemprazole, carafate (sucralfate) or mylanta, that may ease the pain. Discuss wtih your doctor. ...Read more

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What is esophagitis?

What is esophagitis?

Inflammation: In the esophagus (swallowing pipe) - usually due to acid reflux but can be caused by other things. It makes your chest hurt especially with swallowing and acid reflux. Untreated esophagitis can lead to scarring and tight areas in your swallowing tube (strictures). ...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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How can I treat esophagitis?

Many: Antacids, elevate head of bed, proton pump inhibitors like prilosec, quit smoking and caffeine, alcohol.Promotility drugs like reglan, (metoclopramide) and at times antifungals if the cause is a fungus. There is an allergic (eosinophilia esophagitis) form for which treatment includes nasally swallowed steroids. Get properly diagnosed via endoscopy if not getting better. Can lead to esophageal cancer in some cases. ...Read more

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What is grade c esophagitis?

What is grade c esophagitis?

Esophagitis: There are 4 grades of esophagitis, grade c is defined as: grade c mucosal breaks continuous between > 2 mucosal folds, but involving less than 75% of the esophageal circumference. ...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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How is esophagitis typically diagnosed?

Endoscopy: Though there are features seen in a ct scan and barium swallow which are suggestive of esophagitis, the only (and best way) to definitively make the diagnosis is with an endoscopy. ...Read more

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What are some home cures for esophagitis?

Esophagitis cures: There is alot you can do for acid reflux: lose weight, no tea or coffee, no eating 3hr. Before bedtime, decrease fat intake, raise the head of your bed 4-6inches, and then take otc medication you can get at your pharmacy----pepcid, prilosec, zantac, (ranitidine) etc. ...Read more

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What happens when esophagitis isuntreated?

What happens when esophagitis isuntreated?

Damage: The esophagus is damaged which can lead to scar tissue forming. This can cause difficulty swallowing. Also, ongoing damage to the esophagus is thought to cause precancerous changes to occur in the esophagus which, over time, could lead to esophageal cancer. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve pain from esophagitis?

Fight the Fire: Esophagitis is a symptom of another problem, therefore, the sources must be treated to effectively alleviate the pain. Most cases require an acid suppressing medication along with an acid neutralizer as well as surveillance for ulcerative disease. If pain persists despite use of these meds the dose may need to be significantly increased. All people respond differently to meds and their dosing. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get esophagitis, or is it unusual?

Yes: Esophagitis is a general term for any inflammation, irritation, or swelling of the esophagus. Many things can cause esophagitis, including infections, drugs, allergens or acid reflux. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) is the most common cause of esophagitis, and studies show that over 40% of american adults experience the symptoms of this disease. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/books/nbk6896/. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: esophagitis?

Irritated esophagus: Esophagitis is an inflamed esophagus. There are many causes including gerd (reflux) and infections (candida). Treatment is aimed at the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Anyone with chronic esophagitis from italian food only?

Chronic: Esophagitis isn't caused by a particular food. But spicy or acidic foods like italian or mexican cuisine can cause indigestion problems w a specific cuisine most likely is associated w quantity of food eaten, alcohol intake, dining late, etc. ...Read more

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What can a person do to relieve the acute pain from esophagitis?

What can a person do to relieve the acute pain from esophagitis?

OTC meds: Otc meds but it is highly recommended that you see a GI dr. To have your esophagus evaluated. It is not enough to just control your symptoms. You need the problem diagnosed as well. Ranitidine and Lansoprazole have been used to control the symptoms for years. As have other h2 blockers and ppis. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my esophagitis. Should i?

GERD is common: Gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is very common, but in some may result in damage to your esophagus ("esophagitis"). Esophagitis when inadequately treated can progress from a red, irritated esophagus, to one that develops erosions or ulcers, to one that becomes narrowed by scar tissue, or even develops pre-cancerous cells (barrett's esophagitis). Risks vary with age & years of symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes me to get gastritis and esophagitis?

What causes me to get gastritis and esophagitis?

Acid: Most likely culprit is stomach acid. However, bile from the intestine can also cause inflammation in the stomach and esophagus. ...Read more

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What's eosinophilic esophagitis?

What's eosinophilic esophagitis?

EoE: Eosinophilic esophagitis or eoe is an allergic inflammatory disease of the esophagus typically caused by food proteins. Symptoms can include vomiting, abdominal pain, reflux, difficulty swallowing and food impaction due to esophageal inflammation. Treatments include topical steroids and food elimination diet. Typically, eoe is managed by gastroenterologists and allergists. ...Read more

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What is eosinophilic esophagitis?

EoE: Eosinophilic esophagitis or eoe is an allergic inflammatory disease of the esophagus typically caused by food proteins. Symptoms can include vomiting, abdominal pain, reflux, difficulty swallowing and food impaction due to esophageal inflammation. Treatments include topical steroids and food elimination diet. Typically, eoe is managed by gastroenterologists and allergists. ...Read more

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Grade2 esophagitis and mucosa inflamed distally?

Grade2 esophagitis and mucosa inflamed distally?

Esophagitis: Esophagitis is unusual in a person in their 30s, but can happen. Omeprazole definitely indicated, at least for 8 weeks, probably longer. Important also is how and what you eat. Smaller meals, chew thoroughly, minimal spice, no alcohol, don't overeat. Eat slowly. Don't eat for 1 hour before bed time. For 2 weeks you might benefit from twice a day omeprazole -- ask doc. Mylanta every 2 hrs ...Read more

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Have esophagitis, what is the treatment and cure?

Have esophagitis, what is the treatment and cure?

OTC meds: Otc meds but it is highly recommended that you see a GI dr. To have your esophagus evaluated. It is not enough to just control your symptoms. You need the problem diagnosed as well. Ranitidine and Lansoprazole have been used to control the symptoms for years. As have other h2 blockers and ppis. ...Read more

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Esophagitis grade 2 becomes barrettes esophagus?

Possible: To avoid worsening symptoms and possible transformation to Barrett's, I strongly recommend close follow up by a GI specialist for proper treatment and monitoring. ...Read more

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Is coconut water ok for gastritis and esophagitis?

YOu might have more: Problems if you have difficulty absorbing/ breaking down fructose. ...Read more

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What is infectious esophagitis?

Esophagitis: This is inflammation of the esophagus due to a microorganism. This is not a common illness in people with normal immune systems. ...Read more