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Tips to prevent gastritis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   my husband is suffering from gastrities
User :   he alwayes feel uncomfort
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how long
User :   6 years
Doctor :   ok
User :   all his family has this disaeas
User :   the last doctor ask him to make celioscop
User :   are you there
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   his age is 32 i am from the middle east his hight is 180cm his weight 80
Doctor :   ok
User :   he also has mild anemia
Doctor :   anytime u did he have endoscopy
User :   no
User :   he did not make it yet
User :   when he went to any doctor he give him medicine and he feel ok but after the medicine is over he feel tired again
Doctor :   ok
User :   he had from about 5 years bacteria helicopacter pylori
Doctor :   any other medical problems he has
User :   no only that
Doctor :   i will give u tips to prevent
Doctor :   or minise the problem he has
User :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   avoid giving him alcohol, if he smokes he needs to quit smoking
Doctor :   avoid giving him spicy food or junk food like chips
Doctor :   if overweight, he needs to loose weight
Doctor :   being overweight does cause gastritis as well
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   since the problem is long standing please dont ignore
Doctor :   and get these tests done
User :   but his wight is 80 kgm
Doctor :   what is his height
User :   his hight is 180cm
Doctor :   ok
User :   he does not smoke or drink alcohol
Doctor :   ok
User :   i want to know that is he alwayes will suffer from gastritis
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since the problem is persisting for long time
Doctor :   i would suggest him to get these tests done like ECG, Endoscopy and chest xray and blood rountine test
Doctor :   and consult a gastroenterologist
User :   do you think that he could have ulcer
Doctor :   yes it could
Doctor :   so only iam suggesting endoscopy
Doctor :   he might need 2 weeks of antiulcer therapy
Doctor :   which the physician who prescribe
User :   he is afraid to do endoscopy
Doctor :   r u able to follow
Doctor :   dont be afraid of it
User :   yes
Doctor :   it hardly takes few mins
Doctor :   ok
User :   while he is awake
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it is simple
Doctor :   dont to afraid of
User :   but his sister do it wirhout any use
Doctor :   if ignore, if the ulcer is there
Doctor :   it might turn into cancer few years down the line if not treat
Doctor :   treated properly
User :   you know that when i read the leaflet in the medicine i read that one of the indication is peptic ulcer
Doctor :   yes it is
User :   you think that ulcer may turn to cancer
Doctor :   yes it could possible turn out in long run
Doctor :   it doesnt mean that all the stomach will turn into cancerous
Doctor :   it might turn
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
User :   i am afrid very much
Doctor :   dont be afraid consult a gastroenterolgist
Doctor :   and get these tests done
User :   i want ask you the symptoes of stomch cancer
Doctor :   he will be fine
Doctor :   it is in own interest iam telling u so
User :   but when he took medicine he feel ok
Doctor :   ok
User :   if nhe need to take medicine for long time it may affect his health
Doctor :   fatugue
Doctor :   unexplained weight loss
Doctor :   Weakness and fatigue
Doctor :   Vomiting after meals
Doctor :   Vomiting blood
Doctor :   Black, tarry stools
Doctor :   Full feeling after meals, even when eating less than normal
Doctor :   Abdominal discomfort aggravated by eating
Doctor :   Discomfort in the upper or middle region of your abdomen that may not be relieved by food or antacids (In the early stages of stomach cancer, pain is often relieved by food or acid-buffering medications.)
Doctor :   these are the symptoms
Doctor :   having one or more of these signs and symptoms doesn't necessarily mean you have stomach cancer. Other more common conditions, especially peptic ulcers, can cause similar problems
User :   so what is the symptoes of ulcer
Doctor :   Burning painin chest
User :   ok
Doctor :   pain worst before food
Doctor :   Often be temporarily relieved by eating certain foods that buffer stomach acid or by taking an acid-reducing medicatio
Doctor :   The vomiting of blood
Doctor :   Dark blood in stools or stools that are black or tarry
Doctor :   Nausea or vomiting
Doctor :   Unexplained weight loss
Doctor :   chest pain
User :   heis having only symptoems
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   these tests will confirm
User :   vomiting and
User :   upper abdomin pain
Doctor :   what exactly is the problem
Doctor :   ok
User :   when he eat any fried food he feel tired
Doctor :   ok
User :   any thing sweet
Doctor :   consult a physician like a said you
Doctor :   ok
User :   any thing salty
Doctor :   ok
User :   we did
Doctor :   get these tests dine
Doctor :   and get back to us
Doctor :   or write to us
Doctor :   regarding the progress
User :   you mean endoscopy
Doctor :   at YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   yes Upper GI endoscopy
User :   you mean endoscopy
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok i will thank you
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   have a nice day
Doctor :   keep smiling
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