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After 8 weeks of Nexium&Protonix40mg treatment egd still shows erosive gastritis. No biopsy taken due to Plavix (clopidogrel). What blood/other testing do I need?

After 8 weeks of Nexium&Protonix40mg treatment egd still shows erosive gastritis. No biopsy taken due to Plavix (clopidogrel). What blood/other testing do I need?

Focus correct issues: Plavix (clopidogrel) (& aspirin) usually Rx'ed for arterial disease plaque ruptures. (Aspirin & NSAIDs promote gastritis, don't take.) Optimize NMR lipoproteins (get LDL-P ? to <700 nmol/dL), HbA1c <5.0%, SBP <120 mmHg, go HFLC foods & then stop the Plavix (clopidogrel). The proton pump inhibitors you're taking tend to help but do not cure. Focus on the causes of the gastritis. Study my answers, DietDoctor.com FatChance.html ...Read more

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Gastritis (Definition)

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


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My wife has have bile reflux for yrs. She is 29 has erosive gastritis and GERD. Diet changes and Prilosec doesn't help. What treatments are available?

My wife has have bile reflux for yrs. She is 29 has erosive gastritis and GERD. Diet changes and Prilosec doesn't help. What treatments are available?

Less info: Usually general measures are recommend e.g. small meals, no food 4 hrs before sleeping, sleeping with head propped up, avoiding fatty foods, sodas, caffein, alcohol and keeping normal wt. ...Read more

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Egd showed erosive gastritis after 8 weeks of Nexium/Protonix 40MG therapy.No biopsy because of Plavix (clopidogrel).What blood/other exams should I have?

Egd showed erosive gastritis after 8 weeks of Nexium/Protonix 40MG therapy.No biopsy because of Plavix (clopidogrel).What blood/other exams should I have?

EGD: I presume a gastroenterologist did the EGD and is familiar with your case/information/history etc. This is a discussion you should have with the GI doc as well as your cardiologist. ...Read more

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What juices are healing for erosive gastritis ? It seems some information out saying that juices are healing and some advise against it.

What juices are healing for erosive gastritis ? It seems some information out saying that juices are healing and some advise against it.

Juice?: Diet is probably not a big contributor to healing. Treatment of underlying h pylori and treatment with a proton pump inhibitor are the keystones of therapy. ...Read more

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I treated erosive gastritis caused by H-Plylori. I have mild gastritis again in endoscopy with negative H-P! what's cause this time? stress?

I treated erosive gastritis caused by H-Plylori. I have mild gastritis again in endoscopy with negative H-P! what's cause this time? stress?

Rx success?: Overall eradication success with treatment for H. pylori is approximately 85 to 90%. Any follow-up testing must be done after a suitable interval to allow the bacteria, if still present, to increase in numbers so as to be detectable. It is also important that you do not take any antacid or acid suppression therapy for at least 30 days prior to any repeat testing. ...Read more

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Could long term use of prilosec (3yrs) be the cause of erosive gastritis? due to not having enough acid vs. to much & therefore also cause gastritis.

Could long term use of prilosec (3yrs) be the cause of erosive gastritis? due to not having enough acid vs. to much & therefore also cause gastritis.

Not likely: It is not likely that the Prilosec is associated with erosive gastritis. It is possible that a behavior,e.g. nonsteroidals, smoking, alcohol may have been continued, in spite of being on Prilosec - which was the risk factor. Prilosec, a proton pump inhibitor, is used to treat erosive gastritis, albeit at higher doses. ...Read more

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What are the causes of erosive gastritis?

There are many: But common causes are use NSAIDs such as Advil (ibuprofen) in heavy doses ,alcohol,cocaine and radiation ...Read more

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I treated erosive gastritis caused by H-Plylori 4years ago.now I have mild gastritis again in new endoscopy with negative H-P! what's cause this time?

I treated erosive gastritis caused by H-Plylori 4years ago.now I have mild gastritis again in new endoscopy with negative H-P! what's cause this time?

Many: many reason for gastritis besides H pylori Some are stress on the top of the list Others like food you are eating like spices food Other organ can contribute to gastritis like gallbladder and pancreas Treatment is treating the causes and allow the stomach lining to heal Good luck Thank you for using health tap I hope that answer your question ...Read more

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Could Plavix (clopidogrel) cause erosive gastritis?

Could Plavix (clopidogrel) cause erosive gastritis?

Usually not, but:: The website eHealthMe reports that of 67,468 patients taking Plavix only 153 people (0.23%) reported gastritis as a side effect. Some of these patients were also taking other medications well known to cause gastritis, such as aspirin and Celebrex (celecoxib). Thus, if you are taking Plavix and have developed gastritis, it's likely that something else is responsible. ...Read more

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Would taking slippery elm as a supplement for an erosive gastritis flare up cause any harm?

Slippery elm: There is no good evidence that slippery Elm helps in any gastrointestinal illness, despite some Internet hype. In addition, it can result in decreased absorption of needed medications. I would avoid it! ...Read more

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I have had erosive gastritis for 2 years now despite being treated with Protonix and Nexium (esomeprazole). WHY?

H. Pylori infection: Have you been scoped & if so, was a biopsy obtained? If not, it's still reasonable to argue that you have a bacterial infection of your stomach lining. At this point, an empiric triple or even quadruple therapy protocol is warranted (PPI + clarithromycin (or amoxicillin) + metronidazole + bismuth salicylate) x2 weeks. This could be managed by a Family Doc or PCP; no need to see gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I had erosive gastritis caused by H-Pylori. I treated H-Pylori and it was negative. Is it possible the gastritis remains still after treating H-P?

Possible? Sure, ...: But not likely, unless you have another underlying cause of gastritis in addition, such as aspirin or NSAID use. The gastritis usually heals. If you're still having symptoms, perhaps you have another issue altogether, such as GERD, gallbladder disease, or irritable bowel syndrome. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a good medicine for erosive gastritis?

Erosive gastritis: How to treat erosive gastritis depends on the cause. If H pylori is present, then that organism needs to be treated. If NSAIDs are involved, they probably need to be stopped. Otherwise, medications to reduce acid will usually help gastritis. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How many time can persist an erosive gastritis? It may persist 1, 2 or three months or it can persists for years??

May be persistent.: depending on the cause, erosive gastritis may be persistent for years. If H pylori is present, then it should be treated. If not, you may need to be on medication for it. I would return to the gastroneurologist who diagnosed the gastritis to make a plan to treated adequately for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have diffuse erosive gastritis. Could not understand what it is exactly or how it is different from other types of gastritis.

Degree of damage: Most gastritis is diffuse inflammation and irritation of the stomach lining; erosive gastritis tells us that the same tissue is being damaged or eroded. This is more serious and may take longer to deal with. It is important to take the medication prescribed. It is also unwise to smoke, drink alcohol as well as eating acidic foods and any other foods that irritate and cause pain and/or that your do. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how diffuse erosive gastritis is different from other types of gastritis? What are the symptoms and causes?

Gastritis: Basically, gastritis just means inflammation of the stomach, erosive gastritis is a more severe form where the ling of the stomach is actually eroded away. An ulcer is the most extreme form. Causes can be excessive acid production, alcohol, medications, smoking or infection with h pylori. Symptoms are left upper to mid abdominal burning often relieved with antiacids. ...Read more

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What blood thinner can be given to people with erosive gastritis?

What blood thinner can be given to people with erosive gastritis?

Anticoagulation: Erosive gastritis carries a bleeding risk with it. As such anticoagulants carry an increased risk....any anticoagulant. Making a decision regarding giving anticoagulation to a patient with an increased bleeding risk requires a risk to benefit evaluation. Your question needs to be discussed with your personal doctors relative to you and your situation and risks. ...Read more

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What is esophageal basal hyperplasia, erosive gastritis and chronic inactive gastritis. These are some if what I have been diagnosed with?

What is esophageal basal hyperplasia, erosive gastritis and chronic inactive gastritis.  These are some if what I have been diagnosed with?

Inflammation: Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach (see: http://sgoti.Ws/zotkqv). It sounds like you had an endoscope showing esophageal basal hyperplasia, which is increased cellular growth. Look at the pathology report, assuming you had a biopsy. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. ...Read more