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I have been diagnosed with GERD associated to hiatal hernia; chronic antral gastropathy and acute duodenopathy. I need help understanding all this.?
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Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine
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In layman's term, gerd=heartburn, where acid from the stomach goes up into the esophagus, or food tube, and irritates the esophagus.
Chronic antral gastropathy means that there is chronic irritation of the last 1/3 portion of the stomach. Active duodenopathy, means that you have current irritation of the first portion of your small intestine, just beyond the stomach. In short, ur in abd. Pain.

In brief: Will try...
In layman's term, gerd=heartburn, where acid from the stomach goes up into the esophagus, or food tube, and irritates the esophagus.
Chronic antral gastropathy means that there is chronic irritation of the last 1/3 portion of the stomach. Active duodenopathy, means that you have current irritation of the first portion of your small intestine, just beyond the stomach. In short, ur in abd. Pain.
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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Bariatrics
In brief: GERD
They are all sort of related.
Excess acid production can cause gastritis, esophagitis, and duodenitis. Just means the lining is irritated. The hiatal hernia allows acid to go up into your esophagus and cause gerd. You should be started on a proton pump inhibitor and see how it goes. That might cure you. If the gerd isn't cured with max medication, you may need a nissen fundoplication.

In brief: GERD
They are all sort of related.
Excess acid production can cause gastritis, esophagitis, and duodenitis. Just means the lining is irritated. The hiatal hernia allows acid to go up into your esophagus and cause gerd. You should be started on a proton pump inhibitor and see how it goes. That might cure you. If the gerd isn't cured with max medication, you may need a nissen fundoplication.
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