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Methotrexate And Gastritis
Gastritis: Gastritis is a temporary state, and means inflammation of the stomach lining. Start with focusing on your diet, eliminate any foods that cause your stomach to hurt. Keep track of how you feel after meals in a diary. Many times using a acid suppressor medication like Nexium or Protonix on a regular schedule will result in cure over the next 4-6 weeks. Pepcid is another good option. Hang in there!! ...Read more
Methotrexate was originally used in the early 1950's as a treatment for cancer but was also found to be effective in many other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It has anti inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties which make it an excellent first line therapy for RA ...Read more
Gastritis: The treatment for gastritis depends on the cause. Gastritis is a generic term for inflammation of the stomach. Often this is from excessive stomach acid which can be treated effectively with antacids or acid blocking medications. Recommend physician evaluation if symptoms persist. ...Read more
Yes, gastritis can be cured permanently.
The key is to identify and address the cause.
One common cause is infection with H. Pylori bacteria. Successfully treating this can be a cure; natural therapies can help; see http://tinyurl. Com/zt5dfvk
In Chinese medicine it may be caused by excess liver heat and herbal treatments can correct.
I have also had success curing gastritis with homeopathy. ...Read more
Bland diet: Eat foods that have few additives and spices. Fruits, vegetables and grains are good sources of these. Avoid spicey, citrus and dense foods as they can further irritate the lining of the stomach. ...Read more
First, stop irritants such as alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, meds like advil (ibuprofen) or aspirin, carbonated beverages, fruit juices. Then eat a fiber-rich diet. Foods containing flavonoids, like apples, celery, cranberries (including cranberry juice), onions, garlic, and tea may stop the growth of h. Pylori, the bacteria that may be causing it.
Avoid high fat foods. ...Read more
Possibly at a mind/: Brain level which controls both stomach acid secretion & heart rate, second by second, 24/7. As embodied Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body creatures, sending over 1, 000, 000 orders/second brain to body, with similar feedback, what would one expect? ...Read more
What's the cause?: The suffix "itis" means "inflammation". The prefix "gastro" means "stomach." the term "gastritis" thus means an "inflamed stomach." the term is often used imprecisely to mean stomach upset, which can derive from both acid ; non-acid causes, slow emptying of the stomach, h.Pylori infection, atrophic ; hypersecretory problems. Start with acid blockers, diet modification, avoid alcohol/tobacco. ...Read more
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
Gastritis: There are certain things you should avoid such as: soft drinks, coffee, tomatoes, orange juice, fatty and spicy food, there are over the counter medications that can help (Prilosec otc, Zantac (ranitidine) ect...) if your symptoms do not improve after avoiding the above or with medication, you may need to have an endoscopy for furhter evaluation. ...Read more
Standard therapy: Methotrexate was originally used in the early 1950's as a treatment for cancer but was also found to be effective in many other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It has anti inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties which make it an excellent first line therapy for RA and other rheumatologist diseases. ...Read more
Gastritis and Cancer: Several types of gastric cancer are closely related to infection with helicobacter pylori, which typically causes a chronic gastritis. Also, patients with autoimmune gastritis may develop a type of metaplasia that is a step towards cancer as well. So taking care to have dyspepsia or stomach pains evaluated is a good idea. ...Read more
Plenty : XX oral dos: Methotrexate is a surprisingly effective drug for many forms of arthritis and the consensus 1st choice for RA by the acr and eular (european). The oral dosage is more problematic because of variable absorption and first-pass effect through liver. It is completely absorbed with sucutaneous injection and doesn't bolus liver. Hair loss can be a problem. Everyone should take 2mg of folic acid. ...Read more