What happens from chronic, untreated acid reflux and gastritis?

Lots of bad stuff. Untreated gastritis/GERD can result in Esophagitis, peptic stricture, Barrett's esophagus (a pre cancerous condition), and even asthma, laryngeal stricture, and laryngeal cancer.

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My son had an upper GI endoscopy and the result were he has acid reflux& chronic gastritis. Meds not working. Still sick, can't swallow& losing lbs.

Time frame? With these disorders, he s not going to recover quickly. While medication is important in therapy, so are lifestyle changes, diet changes and patience. Once he is in optimal conditions with all of these, it can take 4-8 weeks to become asymptomatic, and one's patience can wear very thin during that time because he is in pain and does not feel well. If past that time frame, need to get back to doc! Read more...

Hi I have been treating for acid reflux and gastritis since dec. Now my hair is itchy all the time and this week I've had headache, earaches. Help?

See below. I do not think your symptoms are related to your acid reflux medicine. Headache and earache are likely related to some infection you may be coming down with. You should see your primary care doctor if your symptoms are not resolved. Dry scalp can cause itchiness as well. . Read more...

Hi I have been treating for acid reflux and gastritis since dec. Now my hair is itchy all the time and this week I've had headache, earaches. Help?

R/O VITD DEFICIENCY. Often the treatment for gerd and gastritis increases the PH of the stomach ie Nexium/Precacid/Protonix/Zantac. You need to be examined have blood work and be screened for vitamin deficiency. Read more...
Not sure. I'm unaware of a link between GERD and itchy scalp. Since it is, the indoor heated/dry air can contribute to scalp dryness/itching. Acid reflux when you are lying flat at night can inflame the exit site for the eustachian tubes that drain the middle ear, leading to increased pressure on both sides. If there is nasal congestion from reflux, poor breathing/snoring at night can cause headaches. Read more...

Hi I've had acid reflux and gastritis for a couple months but everytime I sleep my stomach rumbles, then gas, then I have pain to go to the bathroom?

Mastic Gum. Matic gum has been used for hundreds of years to treat gastrointestinal diseases. Clinical studies prove it to be very effective in eradicating H Pylori. H. Pylori is the spirochete responsible for gastric ulcers and stomach cancer. Mastic gum is available without a prescription, and is less expensive and more efficacious than most medications used to treat GERD. 1,000 mg/day for 2 wks. Read more...

Is it possible to have low stomach acid at my age? I had endo in Jan, doc saw acid reflux and gastritis. But meds aren't helping and my hair is weak?!

Acid reflux. Acid reflux would not be caused by a low amount of stomach acid. It also would not have anything to do with your hair. If your reflux treatment is not working, you should double down on anti-reflux measures, including avoiding caffeine, alcohol.,chocolate, and any foods which makes the problem worse. See your doctor for changes in your medication since you are not improving. Good luck. Read more...