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How common is gastritis or stomach inflammation in young patients (early 20's)?

How common is gastritis or stomach inflammation in young patients (early 20's)?

Not uncommon: Certain things might make gastritis more common in a 20 year old, including alcohol use / abuse and use or over use of anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, naproxyn, etc...) some times an infection is to blame. Other times genetics play a role. A doctor can help identify why gastritis is there and begin to treat it. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Is it possible that stomach inflammation causes bad breath?

Is it possible that stomach inflammation causes bad breath?

Yes: Stomach and esophageal inflammation, infection or ulceration can cause bad breath. You should consult a G.I. Specialist and discuss your concerns. ...Read more

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What can I do if i'm suffering from stomach inflammation?

What can I do if i'm suffering from stomach inflammation?

Stomach inflammation: If is caused by h. Pyloris see your doctor for meds, if not try dilute aloe vera juice or otc h2 blockers like Pepcid (famotidine) or ranitidine. ...Read more

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Are oranges bad for stomach inflammation?

Are oranges bad for stomach inflammation?

Inflammation : Not necessarily. Citrus is in the top ten for food sensitivities, but some people do just fine with oranges. How do you feel after eating oranges? Take note of how you feel or get a food sensitivity test, typically a serum IgG test. ...Read more

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Does having gout have anything to do with stomach inflammation?

Does having gout have anything to do with stomach inflammation?

Likely not: Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis cause by the buildup of uric acid. It tends to accumulate in joints and soft tissues, and can be quite painful. Gout can be caused by dietary excess, medications (such as a diuretic), or be due to faulty elimination through the kidneys. Medications used to treat gout- colchicine, nsaids, Allopurinol might upset the stomach though... ...Read more

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I am 24 i was diagnosed with gastritis and esophagitis but they were of reasons out side of my stomach what gives your stomach inflammation outside it?

I am 24 i was diagnosed with gastritis and esophagitis but they were of reasons out side of my stomach what gives your stomach inflammation outside it?

Hollw sacs: Both the esophagus and stomach are hollow and the stomach secrete acid, Inflammation of the liver or pancrease (pancrelipase) can affect the stomach. Make sure to get an abdominal ultrasound to rulke out liver, gallbladder and pancreatic illness. ...Read more

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What is the difference btween stomach inflammation,gastritis,and ulcer? Which is common n not worrisome?

What is the difference btween stomach inflammation,gastritis,and ulcer? Which is common n not worrisome?

Clarification: The suffix '-itis' implies inflammation so stomach inflammation and gastritis are the same thing. Gastritis is fairly common but usually transient and although uncomfortable, usually not dangerous. Prolonged gastritis and ulcerations (erosions in the stomach lining) are concerning health issues often caused by infection with H. pylori, medications, illness or excessive alcohol use. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Gastritis (Definition)

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 ...Read more