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Posted on Wed, 15 Jul 2015 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Hi. I'm 49 yrs. old and have had chronic gastritis and esophagitis since childhooId, some times better than others; with occasional bouts of gastroenteritis. I had a recent stomach emptying study which showed major delay; only 3% emptying after 4 hrs. I also have chronic IBS with constipation, since childhood. I had tried Amitiza and also Linzess without successful results. I currently take Nexium 40mg, twice a day; Carafate 10ml liq. four times a day; and take Zofran as needed for nausea, which I usually take 1-2 daily. I experience persistent bloating and belly pain, especially near the umbilicus, occasionally accompanied by lower abdominal pain. Looking for permanent relief as well as temporary relief of symptoms. Pylori H was neg. Past endoscopies show esophagitis. Past colonoscopies show a small amount of diverticulosis and benign polyps. I
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Answered by Dr. Kathy Robinson 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
food allergy testing

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I suggest that you find someone near you that does IgG food allergy testing. This kind of food allergy is often the root cause of severe chronic gastritis. Also add probiotics daily and make sure you are taking a good multivitamin/multimineral supplement with additional fish oil.
There are surgical options for relieving gastritis but I would try the food allergy testing first. It can make a life changing difference if you can get rid of the foods that are causing your symptoms.
Best regards,
Dr. Robinson
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