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Is There Any Concern With Long Term Use Of Omapradex For Reflux Esophagitis
Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more
I have reflux esophagitis, erosive grade II am taken pantoprazole 40 mg for how long I have to take it ?
Non-drug Rx helps: Reflux can be treated by eating smaller amounts more often (grazing), being cautious about things that cause irritation, not eating/drinking before sleep, and propping the head of the bed up. If the symptoms are severe, or continue despite those techniques, you may need drug therapy as well. Sometimes directly looking at the stomach with an egd is needed as well. Good luck! ...Read more
La grade B reflux esophagitis and erythematous mucosa in the atrum is what I have. I just SIMPLE WANT TO KNOW WHAT CAUSES IT?
Reflux esophagitis: simply put: the contents of the stomach, mainly acid, stayed for a long time outside of the stomach up in the esophagus where they shouldn't be, causing inflammation of the lining of the esophagus hence the term, and that what causes heart burn and other symptoms. As for the causes for the reflux itself, they are numerous, most common are diet (e.g. fat, caffeine,) being overweight, drugs, etc.. ...Read more
Hi doc, can you please advise what is the best scheme of treatment reflux esophagitis? Thanks in advance.
Diet and meds: Very mild cases can be treated with just dietary restriction. If meds are needed, you can start with otc antacids and if necessary, work your way up to otc h2-blockers and proton pump inhibitors. Lastly, if even this doesn't help control your symptoms, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
okay: Low fat mild is neither good nor bad. Any food (even water) will stimulate gastric acid secretion and relaxation of your lower esophageal sphincter. Remaining in an upright posture after eating is key to improvement. Antacids or med to reduce acid production are cornerstones of therapy. Keeping the head of your bed elevated helps too. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of reflux esophagitis? When I should go to the doctor about it? What will they do?
Esophagitis: Difficult and/or painful swallowing, a feeling of food getting stuck on the way down, heartburn, acid reflux, unpleasant taste, sore throat, hoarseness, or cough, mouth sores, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain or indigestion, chest pain-in the middle of the chest, often radiating to the back, usually associated with swallowing or occurring soon after a meal, bad breath. Go to doc if severe symptoms. ...Read more
I had firs exam reflux esophagitis,second now erythematous gastritis but why i never have heartburn till now?
Esophagitis: it is not uncommon. Some of the symptoms like coughing when lying down, recurrent nasal congestion, chest/arm discomfort or sinusitis/ AM frontal headache are not as obvious . Ask if they checked for h pylori and start treatment, avoid caffeine ,alcohol smoking fatty foods ,spicy foods, and start an H2 blocker or PPI per your doctor. f/u w/doc ...Read more
No: It is not dangerous now, but is left untreated could become dangerous. Follow up on recommendations from your gastroenterologist. Youll be ok. Hope this helps! ...Read more