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What Causes Gastritis And Esophagitis
Drugs and H. pylori: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) including motrin, advil, ibuprofen, aleve (naproxen) and Aspirin containing meds are the most common causes of peptic ulceration of the stomach and duodenum followed by bacterial infection helicobacter pylori (h. Pylori). ...Read more
Esophagitis: Inflammation of the esophagus can be due to acid reflux from the stomach, fungal infection from candida, meds like antiinflammatories (motrin, advil), and precancerous conditions like barrett's esophagus. Inflammation of the stomach is usually due to a bacteria called h.Pylori, and also antiinflammatory meds. ...Read more
Discomfort : GERD symptoms are typical heartburn and regurgitation. These are often worse with stress, certain types of good and drink, and Lyon g down or leaning forward. Stomach lining inflammation, or gastritis, can cause pain just below the lower end of the breast bone. Primary care or GI usually treat milder forms of these. Hope this helps! ...Read more
What causes Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (Gerd) and how to cure it? What are some common symptoms of Gerd?
Esophageal Sphincter: GERD is typically caused by a relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter (a tightening of the esophagus before it reaches the stomach). This allows gastric juices from the stomach to enter into the esophagus. Typical symptoms are heartburn, sour or bitter tastes, nausea after eating, stomach bloating or stomach pain in the upper abdomen. ...Read more
Endoscopy showed: severe pan-gastritis, pre-pyloric ulcer and bulbar duodenitis. Does this cause excessive saliva? And how to treat?
Ulcer and more: Yes they can cause excessive saliva. These problems certainly warrant medical attention. See the doctor who did your testing or your family doctor to continue your diagnostic tests and give you proper treatment. E.G. You may have a stomach infection with h.Pylori which is treated differently than other causes of ulcer. ...Read more
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
They can overlap.: Some symptoms of gastritis and gastric ulcer can be the same - abdominal pain and discomfort. Some times an ulcer can cause more severe pain and if it is causing bleeding people will have black bowel movements or "melena " as a result. Sometimes an evaluation by a physician with lab work and possibly EGD (scope to look in stomach to visualize esophagus and stomach lining) is the only way to tell ...Read more
Anything that is hur: Any strong irritant can cause gastritis. If it is continued for long time, the gastritis becomes chronic. Common causes are frequent alcohol use, chronic pain medication with drugs like Aspirin or motrin. Then there is a common infection with a bacteria called h. Pylori which requires using a several weeks long course of antibiotics, best done under the guidance of a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Acute pancreatitis.: Although there are many potential causes of acute pancreatitis. the most common are alcohol and gallstones. Pancreatitis is not usually caused by eating particular foods, although food may make it worse if it is already present. If you feel you may be having pancreatitis, see your doctor immediately. Good luck. ...Read more
Causes of GERD: Gerd (movement of stomach contents into esophagus) can result from: 1) inappropriate relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter, gastroparesis (sluggish stomach emptying, partial gastric outlet obstruction), ineffective esophageal peristalsis, inadequate salivary production. Limit consumption of: caffeine & fizzy drinks, dietary fats, tomato products, chocolate, tobacco, alcohol, bedtime snacks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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