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What Is Lax Les With Oesophagitis
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
After upper endoscopy (no sedation, mild gastritis and esophagitis, weak LES, one biopsy) my heartburn is much worse. Why?
I had endoscopy last month it showed lax les, can I go to gym and do some weight lifting exercises. Please suggest?
Doesn't mean: That you can't exercise, though be aware for some exercise may precipitate "heartburn" related discomfort. If this is the case with you avoid eating too close to working out, avoid exercise that seem to set of heartburn in you and you may need to review anti-secretory medications with your doctors. ...Read more
I had done endoscopy and diagnosed with Lax LES, they had preferred nexpro l capsules and Gaviscon syrup after food ..will it heal in time?
Yes, probably: Hi Brian 363. The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is more a concept than a specific structure; its the combination of factors that keeps acid in the stomach and out of the esophagus. Acid Reflux into the esophagus can cause pain and damage that promotes abnormal cell change and cancer. The medications, and absolutely avoiding lying supine for at least an hour after eating can let things heal. ...Read more
Is there any permanent treatment for lax les, I have used antacids for sufficient time but problem goes and comes again?
I WannaTakeYouHigher: Yes, there's a permanent fix for it,but before we go THAT far there's dietary changes to try,and other medications too, but if it's SO lax everything leaks back up into your throat, especially at night, that's not good. It could lead to chronic throat and lung problems. And there IS surgery for it.So read-up on it and talk to your doctor! In the meantime, elevate the head of your bed by 30 degrees ...Read more
One weak before my upper endoscopy test was done and result shows Lax Les, nodular duodenitis. What does it mean? Is it serious?
Waiting for Biopsy?: nodular duodenitis is an atypical finding that is likely associated with peptic ulcer disease. They are usually found to be normal tissue, but you may get more information once the pathologist has reviewed the biopsy sample. LES laxity means your lower esophageal sphincter is "saggy" and is associated with reflux disease. Not to be concerned but likely more info coming with the nodule biopsy. ...Read more
I had endoscopy and report shows lax les gastric muscosal prolapse & antral gastritis...Please explain me what problem is this and its severity?
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
I m 27 suffering from gerd, les lax i got chest pain whole the time,and even more when i lay down so what can i do to cure this permanently pls help?
See gastro: I assume that you have already seen a gastroenterologist since you know that you have LES laxity. I am not sure that there is a cure for this short of surgery but your GI doctor could better advise you. To treat GERD we advise people to take PPI meds, avoid large meals, maintain normal weight and not eat any foods that trigger the symptoms. Raising the head of the bed about 3 inches can help. ...Read more
I had endoscopy last month it showed lax les and h pylori.
Please tell me the treatment for this.
I m on increased dose of pantoprazole twice a day since 10 days(1 per day before that for 8 months) for mild les lax. Yesterday i woke up with itchiness in extremities. Allergy or allergy due to pill?
Discomfort, mild pain and bloating stomach after taking food, severitydepending on type of food. for last 1 year.
OGDscopy: LAX LES. Pls advc trtmnt?
I m 27 suffering from GERD les lax, i got severe chest pain in left side near heart i m suffering from extreme pain what can i do?
I m 27 suffering frm Gerd les lax, pain above navel,amylase 144 & lipase 58, is this pain frm pancreas what test should i do for pancreatitis pls help?
You don't do the tests.
You need to see your primary doctor who will review your medical history, evaluate your clinical complaints, examine you, and then order labs that he/she thinks is related to your symptoms.
If you have been seeing a gastroenterologist see that doctor not your PC. ...Read more
I m 26 m suffering frm gerd, les lax wht should i do my doctor prescribed me levosulpiride,rabeprazole,antioxidant bt these NT heal my acid reflux?
Scope: Consider seeing your doctor and telling him/her that your symptoms are no better. If indicated and endoscope can give more info on your symptoms ...Read more
I was diagnoised with antral gastritis and lax les also h.Pylori +ve. I have a strange feeling that something is stuck in my throat. ?
Globus sensation?: Sounds like you experience the feeling of a ball or lump in the back of your throat that you have to swallow past? If so, this is "globus." alternatively, you may have laryngo-esophaeal reflux without heartburn. Sometimes, the actual swallowing mechanism may be impaired due to "spasms" or dysmotility. A gastroenterologist or ear-nose-throat specialist is a good starting point for evaluation. ...Read more
Chronic sore throat since weeks. Have reflux but never had sore throat. Endoscopy reveals mildly lax les. On protonix (pantoprazole) 40 twice a day. What now ?
Give Rx time : You need to give the Protonix (pantoprazole) up to 8 weeks minimum to begin to see improvement. It certainly can take up to 6 months to achieve significant gains. If rx fails , sometimes a laparoscopic nissen fundoplication is necessary (surgical procedure). This will tighten the les and reduce or eliminate symptoms without rx ideally. ...Read more
On protonix (pantoprazole) 40mg twice a day with Zantac 300 at night and its not working. Had an endoscopy with f.I.C.E and it showed only mildly lax les. Symptoms are only in throat. Sore and lump. Stomach is ok.
Options: You are on a pretty good reflux regimen right now. If it's not working, you could increase your medications, change medications to other proton-pump inhibitors or think about the possibility of a nissen fundoplication. Make sure your gastroenterologist knows that the above isn't doing the job. They can make some changes before you have to consider the extreme of surgery. ...Read more
Inflammation: Esophagitis is inflammation of the esophagus, the tube from the throat to the stomach. Symptoms include pain/difficulty swallowing, sore throat, heartburn and hoarseness. The most common cause is gastrointestinal reflux disease, due to acid from the stomach backing up into the esophagus. Other causes include infection, alcohol, smoking, surgery. Treatment will depend on what the cause is. ...Read more
I am having distal oesophagitis and biliary gastritis. Please suggest me which food should be taken to cure this?
What does airborne angioedema and oesophagitis triggered by exposure to respiratory irritants mean exactly? What is the mechanism?
Allergic Esophagitis: Irritants are not allergens, so you could be talking about cigarette smoke causing esophagitis, which it does, in smokers. Or you could be wondering about eosinophilic esophagitis, where food or inhalant allergens trigger inflammation of the esophagus. Both conditions are helped by avoidance of the triggers; EoE is also helped by swallowing steroid slushes and immunotherapy. Your wording confuses ...Read more
What food should i eat to prevent and cure ; Distal oesophagitis, H. pylori associated gastritis ?
I have been diagnosed with reflux oesophagitis. Can this affect my chances of getting pregnant or can it affect me during pregnancy?
Can having a hiatus hernia and having oesophagitis cause severe chest pain and pressure discomfort?
How can respiratory irritants trigger angioedema, glossitis, stomatitis and oesophagitis? What is the mechanism of it? Thank You!
Unlikely: airborne irritants do not usually affect the organs mentioned. You would have better luck looking for preparations used in your mouth for answers. ...Read more