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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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Take Ranitidine 300, aciphex and carafate liquid for gastritis and diverticulosis. Is this the best treatment options?

Take Ranitidine 300, aciphex and carafate liquid for gastritis and diverticulosis. Is this the best treatment options?

No but: If helps go for it, usually a ppi [proton pump inhibitor ] like Prilosec more powerful but if caused it with too much alcohol or pain meds like aspirin or aleve/advil in heavy doses or worst yet smoking stop it all; keep stools soft with prune juice, fruits./dark green vegetables and fiber like raisan bran and coffee to clear the stools good or get worse diverticular. ...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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I suffer chronic gastritis and no cause has been found and all treatments failed but now I have internal bleeding, why. Will it ever get better?

I suffer chronic gastritis and no cause has been found and all treatments failed but now I have internal bleeding, why. Will it ever get better?

Needs more workup`: The bleeding is likely coming from the raw inflamed surface of the stomach lining which is "oozing" blood. Not sure how much workup, but wonder if this could be due to H. pylori and/or a "hypersecretory" (acid) condition (e.g., gastrinoma), which keeps your stomach lining chronically irritated. See a GI doc if you have not already, there is surely a way to manage this better. ...Read more

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Can caffeine bring back gastritis 1 month after treatment? (wasn't caused by h.Pylori, nor drugs)

Caffeine and gastrit: Most likely - go back on the medications you were prescribed because one month is too short of a period for healing to be complete! ...Read more

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Can CPAP therapy for apnea cause gastritis? I wake up bloated and belching; recently ended up in the ER with gastritis.

Can CPAP therapy for apnea cause gastritis? I wake up bloated and belching; recently ended up in the ER with gastritis.

It sounds like: The C-Pap is pushing air down your esophagus or it's causing air swallowing to occur. You may need to turn down to pressure. Certianly, talk to your prescribing doctor about this. ...Read more

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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

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During a gastritis inflammation while in a lot of pain what can a person eat during that time?

Mild foods: Avoid fried, fatty, spicy foods, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, citrus fruits and juices including tomatoes or tomato based foods... Don't eat late dinners or heavy meals. Rest of whatever is left should be fine :-)) ...Read more

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Is gastritis considered chronic inflammation? Should I take nsaid to get rid of it? I don't like meds... I've had gastritis it seems forever.

Is gastritis considered chronic inflammation? Should I take nsaid to get rid of it? I don't like meds... I've had gastritis it seems forever.

OMG, NO!: There are many causes of acid and gastric problems including: food, obesity, pregnancy, smoking, nsaids, alcohol, stress, and a possible bacterial infection. If any of these is the cause to your problem, then you could lose weight, quit smoking, avoid high doses of nsaids, exercise, or receive treatment for a h. Pylori infection. But most importantly see a physician for the most optimal treatment. ...Read more

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I had an endoscopy and he said I had gastritis and inflammation of the duodenum and may have h pylori. Is that common to have h pylori in your duoden?

H. Pylori: H. Pylori is very common. It is not so much that it is in your duodenum as in the upper GI tract. We know that h. Pylori is frequently involved in inflammation with the stomach & duodenum. Think of the inflammation involving these 2 areas as 1 thing and not separate. It is a continuation. The h. Pylori is involved in both if you have it. ...Read more

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I have gastritis and have been taking lortab can that give me inflammation in my stomach I feel a lil short of breath?

I have gastritis and have been taking lortab can that give me inflammation in my stomach I feel a lil short of breath?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thotoughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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What foods can help against gastritis and stomach inflammation?

What foods can help against gastritis and stomach inflammation?

Avoid what hurts: That is the easy answer. Other things to avoid are caffeine containing drinks and foods. Chocolate, spicy foods. and foods with acidic content may cause problems. Smoking and alcohol will definitely make it worse. If you must eat foods that have these qualities the consider smaller portions. No real things are "good" specially for gastritis though there may be things that feel better than not. ...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