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Doctor insights on: How Can You Tell If You Have Gastritis Is It Just A Problem Of Too Much Acidity

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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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Taking Esomeprazole20 twice for gastritis.Its okay with the med.But If I lay on the left side at night I feel much acidity the next day. Wt's the prob?

Taking Esomeprazole20 twice for gastritis.Its okay with the med.But If I lay on the left side at night I feel much acidity the next day. Wt's the prob?

Gastritis: The medication neutralizes acidity, but does not remove the chance for a stomach ulcer. If lying on one side accentuates your perceived acidity, you may have an ulcer, and should see a gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. You may need a medication to reduce acid production, and/or you may need to change your diet or other habits (smoking. alcohol, for example). ...Read more

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Can i take chia seeds if I have gastritis and digestion problem? Thankz. :-))

Chia: Chia seeds are a good source of omega3 fatty acids and fiber. This should be no problem with gastritis. Not sure what you mean by digestion problems. Chia should be beneficial with constipation and some forma of ibs. ...Read more

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I have gastritis please solve my problem.I was feel little pain and burning when i ate some oily or chilli foods.

Gut flora imbalance: Intolerance to oily food may indicate gall bladder disease.
Eat plain yogurt twice daily.
Kefir is a russian yogurt drink full of probiotics-
good bacteria you need to balance your gut.
Probiotcs in the form of cap or tab may be added for 1-2 months.For pain take dgl- a chemical variant of licorice. ...Read more

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Please I have gastritis but I also feel feel pain in my back, neck an shoulder. Could the gastritis be the problem?

Perhaps : The answer to your question is perhaps. Though it would be unlikely to manifest with pain in your neck and shoulder . You defenititely need to see your doctor as something else may be going on. Based on what you are describing I would not assume this is gastritis . The differential diagnosis is quite broad and many other things must be considered . ...Read more

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I am taking Rabeprazole 20 mg twice for antral gastritis but still have acidity. Can I take the med thrice and reduce when my condition gets better. ?

No: More is not better. You should always take your medications as prescribed. To avoid accidental overdose do not increase your dose without talking to your doctor first. If you are having a lot of breakthrough symptoms you should follow up with your doctor or see GI to discuss alternative treatment or further work up. ...Read more

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Does gastritis causes heart problem?

Not directly: But nonsteroidal anti inflammatory agents (nsaid's) can cause topical mucosal injury and inhibit prostaglandin synthesis, decreasing mucosal mucus production, bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) secretion and mucosal blood flow. Creating stomach and duodenal irritation and ulcers. Same NSAID drugs can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. ...Read more

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Is there a hepatitis vaccine for men who are having gastritis problem?

Is there a hepatitis vaccine for men who are having gastritis problem?

Clarify question: Not actually clear on the question. There is no contraindication to getting either hepatitis a or b vaccine if you have gastritis. Also, neither vaccine will do anything to help gastritis. ...Read more

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I m suffering from acidity( gastritis) since 2008,some times it becomes very serious.doctors used to give me pantaprazole intra vens injctns of 40 mg?

I m suffering from acidity( gastritis) since 2008,some times it becomes very serious.doctors used to give me pantaprazole intra vens injctns of 40 mg?

GERD?: It's difficult to tell without a more thorough evaluation, but you may have chronic acid reflux. You might try omeprazole 20 mg once each morning about 20 minutes before eating some food for two weeks, to see if it helps calm it down. If it returns after two weeks of this trial, then you should see your doctor. You should avoid any particular foods which seem to bring the problem on. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is abdominal bloating usually always accompanied by pain or nausea?i am skinny and feel full all day without much appetite but no pain..i had gastritis an year ago and problems of appetite since then,never regained lost weight..milk/food allergy?

Is abdominal bloating usually always accompanied by pain or nausea?i am skinny and feel full all day without much appetite but no pain..i had gastritis an year ago and problems of appetite since then,never regained lost weight..milk/food allergy?

Not always: Abdominal bloating is not always associated with pain or nausea. As you mentioned, gastritis can cause bloating. Recommend eating smaller meals throughout the day versus infrequent large meals, and avoiding eating less than 2hrs before bedtime. Keeping a food diary will also help you determine if there are certain foods or activities that exacerbate your symptoms. ...Read more

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My stomach burns SO MUCH after I drink iron supplements. I feel nauseous and sometimes I vomit.Do I have a stomach problem? Like an ulcer or gastritis

My stomach burns SO MUCH after I drink iron supplements. I feel nauseous and sometimes I vomit.Do I have a stomach problem? Like an ulcer or gastritis

Not uncommon.: it is not unusual to not tolerate iron supplements, and not tolerating them does not imply that you have an ulcer or other problem. Fortunately, there are several different types of iron supplements, and you may tolerate one of them better. If you truly need additional iron, talk to your doctor about switching to a different product. Good luck. ...Read more

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On and off low fever for the passed week. No cough. I have a history of GI problems still current. Can this possibly be gastritis?

On and off low fever for the passed week. No cough. I have a history of GI problems still current. Can this possibly be gastritis?

Rarely...: ...does gastritis result in fever. Rather than guess, please see your physician for the correct diagnosis and treatment please. ...Read more

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I had endoscopy and report shows lax les gastric muscosal prolapse & antral gastritis...Please explain me what problem is this and its severity?

Inflammation: You have inflammation of gastric mucosa. Lower esophageal sphinter dysfunction and the extent and severity can only be expressed by the scoping doctor. At least you do not have a ulcer. You can have helicobactor pylori infection.... ...Read more

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I had endoscopy and report shows lax les gastric muscosal prolapse & antral gastritis....Please explain me what problem is this & its severity...?

I had endoscopy and report shows lax les gastric muscosal prolapse & antral gastritis....Please explain me what problem is this & its severity...?

You have: Inflammation of your stomach lining and though the report did not say , i bet you have some reflux or heartburn too because the valve all the very bottom of the esophagus is not tight like it should be so it is easier for contents of the stomach to flow into the esophagus than if it were tight. ...Read more

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Doctors said my stomach was inflamed (gastritis). Could this affect future stomach problems?

Doctors said my stomach was inflamed (gastritis). Could this affect future stomach problems?

Medicines will help: Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach. It can be treated with several different medicines, so that by itself isn't so bad. Left untreated you could develop other problems, so it would make sense to get appropriate treatment now. ...Read more

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Is antral gastritis serious problem? Is this starting stage of ulcer? Is any chance there to cause cancer?

Is antral gastritis serious problem? Is this starting stage of ulcer? Is any chance there to cause cancer?

Lumphoma and cancer.: Hyperacidity and h. Pylori infection lead to ulceration of stomach and duodenum and occasionally lymphoma. Acid reflux can cause cancer of the esophageal-gastric junction. Neither should be taken lightly. Actively treat both. Antibiotics are required for h. Pylori and acid inhibitors and antacids for hyperacidity.
A good balanced diet is always a good idea. No alcohol or smoking. ...Read more

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I have gastritis and for the past few days i feel super nauseous when i wake up and after i eat. Infection? Liver problems? Help please

I have gastritis and for the past few days i feel super nauseous when i wake up and after i eat. Infection? Liver problems? Help please

Gastritis: They all likely are caused by/related to your gastritis. Did you get your gastritis treated? Did you take medication for that. Try to avoid things that make your gastritis worse- like alcohol, cigarettes smoking, spicy food, etc. If you have complied to your doctor recommendation and symptoms get worse- go back to your doctor and discuss with them. Probably you need an upper endoscopy etc. ...Read more

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Frequent inflammatory digestion with gastritis symptoms. Sibo could be underlying reason? Would love to cure root problem instead of prescriptions.

Gastritis cure: Best possibility of a cure for gastritis symptoms is to be tested for the germ that causes a lot of it. If you are positive for the h pylori germ, a combination of antibiotics will cure it. ...Read more

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I am stil having problems with gastritis, hiatal hernia went from 4 to 5, does that me it is growing?Been taking Nexium (esomeprazole) since sept 2013 and no change,

I am stil having problems with gastritis, hiatal hernia went from 4 to 5, does that me it is growing?Been taking Nexium (esomeprazole) since sept 2013 and no change,

Variable: Hiatal hernias are not malignant and spread- or "grow" in that sense.
They do enlarge or expand as tissue stretch.
Scarring and strictures can occur so gastroenterology evaluation and egd can help clarify.
Reflux treatment is important as well as elevation of head and head of bed when lying down, small meals nothing late or right before bedtime, and medication. ...Read more

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can chronic gastritis be caused by food allergies and or food sensitivities? ve been taking omeprazole for long, stil get acidity if stop, thanks

 can chronic gastritis be caused  by food allergies and or food sensitivities? ve been taking omeprazole for long, stil get acidity if stop, thanks

No: Food allergies/sensitivities would cause rather more of bowel symptoms not gastric, you may want to see a Gastroenterologist, as probably further studies needed to diagnose the cause of your symptoms, goodluck ...Read more

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Any reason why 40 mg omeprazole daily wouldn't heal nsaid caused nonerosive gastritis? Endo Test - for h-py. 5 months later still having problems.

Not potent enough?: Not every PPI has been proven effective in this context. You may need a stronger one, such as esomeprazole. That's assuming, of course, that you're no longer taking the NSAD. ...Read more

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I have green stool for 24 hrs now. started yesterday, before that i had accute gastritis. pain in the upper abdomen radiating to the back. i feel bloated. what is the problem?

I have green stool for 24 hrs now. started yesterday, before that  i had accute gastritis. pain in the upper abdomen radiating to  the back. i feel bloated. what is the problem?

Recovery process: The symptoms may be part of the recovery process from the gastritis. For information on green stools, you may consult this site: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/green-stool/basics/definition/SYM-20050708
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more