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Chronic gastritis. Took medicines. Currently, on natural herbs which is giving me temporary relief. Solution?

Hi I suffer from chronic gastritis ive had it for 5 months now and ive been on 7 different meds such as famintodine aciphex dexliant prevacid prilosec and some medicine that starts with an A My Gastroentologist thought i had a spasm in my espophagus he gave me meds from that but i was having side effects so coudlnt really give that medicine enough time to work as of right now im taking natural herbs such as slippery elm bittery mint compound and flax sead tea for my gastritis but still no results The natural herbs only give me some relief but not really solving the problem whats going on here?
Asked On : Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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Hello! Thanks for putting your query in HCM. I am a Gastroenterologist (DM).

You haven't mentioned the symptoms you are suffering from. Have you undergone endoscopic examination and what was the report if yes. On what basis oesophageal spasm was diagnosed as it can be diagnosed either by barium swallow study or by manometry. Anyhow I will like to advise:

1.Avoid fatty meals
2. Don't lie down soon after meals for at least half hour
3.Take small and frequent meals, instead of full meals at a time
4. wear loose clothes
5. If you are overweight or obese do weight reduction with dieting and exercise
6. Do not smoke if you do

Among the medications:
1. Take a prokinetic agent like itopride
2. A proton pump inhibitor like rabeprazole
3. Tablet gasex from Himalaya Company

If not relieved with these medications I will like to advise to visit a Gastroenterologist who may advise you to undergo endoscopy examination and who may also take biopsy to see for Helicobacter pylori infection which a very common cause of chronic gastritis. And if it positive then it needs to be eradicated with medicines

I hope I have answered your query and this will help you. Remain in touch and get-well soon.
Answered: Sun, 28 Jul 2013
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