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How Is Gastritis 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
Dietary first: Unfortunately there is no great treatment for gastroparesis, if there is an underlying cause, such as diabetes blood glucose control may help. Best management options would be dietary changes. Medications are limited by poor efficacy and side effects (i.e. Reglan). Occasionally a gastric pacemaker can be placed, but this is a new technology so limited experience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Ascariasis: Because of the risk of complications, patients with ascariasis should always undergo treatment for ascariasis first. Medical therapy is usually not indicated during active pulmonary infection because dying larvae are considered a higher risk for significant pneumonitis. Albendazole 400 mg one dose orally is the drug of choice. Albendazole is not recommended during pregnancy. ...Read more
Depends on the type.: Viral hepatitides that are acute are usually treated symptomatically but hepatitis b or c can develop chronic infection which may develop into cirrhosis and liver cancer. There are currently medications for chronic b or c but not everyone requires therapy. Many people, when they die, die with the chronic hepatitis but not of the chronic hepatitis. ...Read more
It depends on Stage: Treatment of Cancer depends on the extent of tumor(called stage of Cancer). If the Cancer is loclaised(stage 1 or 2) surgery is the best approach of treatment. if it has spread farther away, then chemotherapy has to be the mainstay of treatment with or without surgery. Your oncologist can guide you further. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Cystitis commonly means bladder inflammation. If due to urine infection treatment is antibiotics. Interstitial cystitis is rare and considered autoimmune in nature, antibiotics are not helpful. Hemorrhagic cystitis which results in bloody urine can be from chemotherapy drugs esp cyclophosphamide. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Anemia is a broad diagnosis and treatment is based on the cause and severity of the condition. The most common cause is iron deficiency from chronic blood loss (menstruation, gastrointestinal) which is treated with iron replacement. Always check with your doctor since other important work-up may be needed to address more serious problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scar tissue: Intestinal adhesions refer to scar tissue, typically caused by the body's normal healing process after an abdominal operation. If they are related to tuberculosis (TB), treatment of the infection is the best treatment, with surgery as a last resort. Abdominal TB is a serious problem. Ask you doctor about a referral to an infectious disease specialist if this is the case. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Comfort: Mono is a viral illness that is usually milder in children and harser in adults. Adults are often symptomatic with lack of energy & increased sleep requirement for up to 3 weeks. Maintaining proper hydration, nutrition and rest is the primary treatment focus. Patients should avoid contact sports, horse or bike riding if their spleen is enlarged.There are no medications for this disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: This condition can have various causes. First, you treat the underlying cause (orthopedic problem, heart condition, electrolyte imbalance, etc). If that doesn't work, sometimes colonoscopy is useful. There is also a medication (neostigmene) which in certain patients is appropriate. Surgery is reserved for complications of this condition. ...Read more
Depends on symptoms : CF can happen in healthy persons. If causing symptoms one needs to find out the cause for cf. Simple steps like cold avoidance, stopping smoking or drugs that cause blood vessel narrowing (caffeine, decongestants or some diet pills) may reduce symptoms. More involved treatment will require a better understanding of the underlying problem and proper work up by expert physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
COPD...: COPD is diagnosed by clinical symptoms in conjunction with pulmonary function tests. Treatment usually consists of bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. Oxygen therapy is prescribed if the oxygen level is low. Smoking cessation is also essential to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection : It is infection of diverticulum ( out pocketing of colon lining usually caused by constipation). It is treated with antibiotics ( oral or IV depending upon severity) or surgery if perforation. U have to b seen and examined by a physician to make the diagnosis and then treatment plan. Once healed, high fiber diet us the key to try to prevent further complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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