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Doctor insights on: What Are The Best Treatments For Long Term Inflammation Caused By Gastritis

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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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The result of my f-calprotectin test is high-0.89(ref. 0-0.49mg/kg). What can it be? Can gastritis cause it? Or can this inflammation cause gastritis?

The result of my f-calprotectin test is high-0.89(ref. 0-0.49mg/kg). What can it be? Can gastritis cause it? Or can this inflammation cause gastritis?

false positive test.: Fecal calprotectin is a calcium-binding protein present in your white blood cells specifically in neutrophil.Elevated calprotectin identifies children most likely to have 'inflammatory bowel disease'. This test can be falsely positive in intestinal infections or with the use of nsaids( motrin), protone pump inhibitors( nexium, (esomeprazole) prevacid, prilosec) used for gastritis, ulcers amongst other GI problems. ...Read more

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Can Gastritis cause lower stomach pain when you eat a meal? I have no ulcers, just inflammation and bleeding. Colonoscopy was good polyps removed

Can Gastritis cause lower stomach pain when you eat a meal?
I have no ulcers, just inflammation and bleeding. Colonoscopy was good polyps removed

Sounds contradictory: Usually when you have a gastritis and you put food in the stomach it neutralizes the acid and the pain should lessen. I would make an appt with your GI doc again and go over your condition. ...Read more

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Best treatment for gastritis?

Gastric rest: Try not to eat too much spicy foods or milk products. This usually will resolve in less than 1 week. ...Read more

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8 weeks of Nexium&Protonix40mg for severe esophagitis & eritemous pangastritis.Now erosive antral gastritis, no esophagitis. Causes & treatment?

8 weeks of Nexium&Protonix40mg for severe esophagitis & eritemous pangastritis.Now erosive antral gastritis, no esophagitis. Causes & treatment?

Possible Causes: Sounds like you have had a series of endoscopic studies and likely biopsy studies to rule out infection with H. Pylori, Barrett Disease, and Eosinophilic Gastritis. Consider serum Gastrin level, parietal cell antibodies and B12 level. No antiarthritic meds incl. aspirin. No Tums because of acid rebound(looks likes acid is being suppressed) Take Nexium (esomeprazole) in early morn Consider Nexium (esomeprazole)+Carafate+Pepcid ...Read more

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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