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Hi doc, can you please advise what is the best scheme of treatment reflux esophagitis? Thanks in advance.

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

Dr. William Singer
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Reflux (Definition)

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


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Duration&dosage of treatment of nonerosive reflux esophagitis? Have taken protonix 2x20MG for a month, still feeling acid, want to switch to Nexium (esomeprazole).

Duration&dosage of treatment of nonerosive reflux esophagitis? Have taken protonix 2x20MG for a month, still feeling acid, want to switch to Nexium (esomeprazole).

May be warranted.: If you were diagnosed with nonerosive esophagitis and protonix does not seem to be taking care of the symptoms after taking it regularly for a month, it may be appropriate to switch to a different PPI such as Nexium (esomeprazole). I would recommend continuing antireflux measures and returning to see your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have reflux esophagitis.. Is low fat milk good for me in the morning or no?

I have reflux esophagitis.. Is low fat milk good for me in the morning or no?

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

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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

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La grade B reflux esophagitis and erythematous mucosa in the atrum is what I have. I just SIMPLE WANT TO KNOW WHAT CAUSES IT?

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

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Ho can you recover from reflux esophagitis?

Ho can you recover from reflux esophagitis?

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

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I have reflux esophagitis, erosive grade II am taken pantoprazole 40 mg for how long I have to take it ?

I have reflux esophagitis, erosive grade II am taken pantoprazole 40 mg for how long I have to take it  ?

Longterm : You may need to take it long-term. People who have erosive esophagitis suffer from acid reflux, which will still be present if the medication is stopped. Therefore, it is commonly necessary to continue maintenance therapy. Anti-reflux measures are also important. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could reflux esophagitis show on chest x-ray?

No: Esophagitis is inflammation of the lining of the esophagus. It is not evident on a chest x-ray but may be seen on a barium swallow of the esophagus or, with greater sensitivity, endoscopy of the esophagus by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Gloria Fong
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Esophagitis (Definition)

Esophagitis is an inflamed esophagus. There are many causes including gerd (reflux) and infections (candida). Treatment is aimed ...Read more