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Why would reactive gastritis be seen on endoscopy if low acid diet and h2 blockers are the norm? What other recommendations are there?

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Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: Gastritis causes

Gastritis (inflammation of the stomach) can be caused by excess stomach acid associated with smoking, alcohol or caffeine.
Gastritis can also be due to anti-inflammatory medications (nsaids) e.G aleve (naproxen), motrin/advil (ibuprofen) and others. Another cause: bile reflux after gallbladder removal. Diet has a minimal role and h2 blockers may need to be upgraded to ppi (prilosec, prevacid).

In brief: Gastritis causes

Gastritis (inflammation of the stomach) can be caused by excess stomach acid associated with smoking, alcohol or caffeine.
Gastritis can also be due to anti-inflammatory medications (nsaids) e.G aleve (naproxen), motrin/advil (ibuprofen) and others. Another cause: bile reflux after gallbladder removal. Diet has a minimal role and h2 blockers may need to be upgraded to ppi (prilosec, prevacid).
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