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What Is Lax Les With Oesophagitis
I had endoscopy and report shows lax les gastric muscosal prolapse & antral gastritis...Please explain me what problem is this and its severity?
Hi doc, I have diagnosed hiatus hernia with gerd, esophgitis la grade b and duodanitis. Is it curable by lifestyle modification? Or surgery is rqrd?
Not likely: Duodenitis will not be affected by your hiatal hernia and you should start a acid-reducing medication and rule-out h. Pylori. The esophagitis will not be cured by lifestyle modification as this is an anatomical problem with the stomach sliding or fixed in the chest space which causes the reflux. Surgery is the only way to fix this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had endoscopy and report shows lax les gastric muscosal prolapse & antral gastritis....Please explain me what problem is this & its severity...?
You have: Inflammation of your stomach lining and though the report did not say , i bet you have some reflux or heartburn too because the valve all the very bottom of the esophagus is not tight like it should be so it is easier for contents of the stomach to flow into the esophagus than if it were tight. ...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
No: It is not dangerous now, but is left untreated could become dangerous. Follow up on recommendations from your gastroenterologist. Youll be ok. Hope this helps! ...Read more
HH, GERD, achalasia: Simplistically, a sliding hiatal hernia is a common upward bulge of stomach (with acid) thru the diaphragmatic hiatus (hole in diaphragm thru which esophagus & stomach connect). Gerd is physical movement of stomach contents into the esophagus, often associated with esophageal inflammation that can progress to esophageal cancer. Achalasia is motility disorder of esophagus and its lower sphincter. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: Esophagitis is damage to the lining of the esophagus caused by stomach acid coming up past a failing valve at the top of the stomach, called gerd. Acid medicines can reduce the pain and much of the damage to the esophagus, but they do not stop the stomach fluid from coming up. Gerd is often associated with hiatal hernias and this can be repaired with anti-reflux surgery. ...Read more
If severe GERD leads to Barrets. How about just GERD? What's the difference? Mine is a out 80% controlled with Nexium (esomeprazole). 49 yrs old, diagnosed GI series
Barrett's esophagus.: Barrets esophagus is condition where esophagus lining is abnormal and can increase cancer in some persons depending on dysplasia ( change in type of cells). It can occur as complication from Gerd and needs close monitoring depending on type of Barrett's . In Gerd there is inflammatory changes in lining of esophagus caused by acid exposure. Various types depending on endoscopy appearance. ...Read more
My endoscopy results reveals lower third has mild esophagitis with LAX LES and Diffuse erythema in body and antrum.What does that mean?
The Word On GERD: It means you're all inflamed down there and some of it is leaking back up and affecting your esophagus. It also hopefully means other tests are pending(blood and stool tests for any stomach infection, blood test for anemia,etc) and information regarding what to do about your problem("Gastroesophageal Disease," or GERD). Until then,diet modifcation and use of antacids is inorder and,not lying flat ...Read more
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
Surgery for GERD: In 2008, a british study conducted by grant compared surgery vs medical therapy in patients with gerd. The investigators reported that by 12 months, 38% of those who had surgery were taking reflux medication, compared with 90% of those on medical management. Long-term results of antireflux surgery have shown that, at 10 years, 90% of patients are symptom-free and only a minority still take meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With ehlers danlos hypermobility caused gerd, gastritis, esophagitis does it need to betreated ddifferently. Omeprazole Carafate (sucralfate) not working?
If gastroparesis: High prevalence of GI manifestations including severe chronic constipation , irritable bowel syndrome , acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease, and/or chronic abdominal pain . Gastroparesis , slow gastric emptying, is also seen. If this is present as well as reflux then medication has to be taken to speed up stomach. Gastroparesis is usually diagnosed by nuclear gastric emptying test. ...Read more
According to throat endoscopy results doctor says valve in stomach is loose. What problems can it cause?
Gastro-esophageal: Reflux or heartburn. Sometimes h2 blockers such as prilosec, prevacid, Protonix (pantoprazole) or one of the newer drugs can relieve symptoms, but chronic untreated reflux can lead to esophageal cancer. Best to get your endoscopy doctor to discuss in detail and make recommendations. ...Read more
When treating acid reflex what is the difference between Nissen fundoplication and gastic bypass? Can Nissen fundoplication also help you lose weight?
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