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Old 08-31-2004, 01:07 PM   #1
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anyone know what is the difference between Gastritis and IBS?

I was diagnosed with Hiatal Hernia and Gastritis. I thought I had IBS.
thanks

 
Old 09-01-2004, 12:55 PM   #2
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Re: anyone know what is the difference between Gastritis and IBS?

Hello
There is a very big difference between the 2!

Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach lining, where the lining is red raw and damaged.

IBS effects the bowel and not the stomach and is characterised by spasms in the bowel which cause things like lower abdominal pain, constipation, diareaha ect.

So as you can see they are very different and they affect 2 different parts of the body.

 
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Old 09-01-2004, 08:59 PM   #3
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Re: anyone know what is the difference between Gastritis and IBS?

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Hello
There is a very big difference between the 2!

Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach lining, where the lining is red raw and damaged.

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Is Gastritis curable? Is zantac a good med for it?
Leelee

 
Old 09-02-2004, 12:36 AM   #4
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Re: anyone know what is the difference between Gastritis and IBS?

Gastritis is curable but it can take a long time for some. Diet is important and zantac would help some.
You should be tested for the Hpylori bug which causes ulcers and gastritis sometimes, as if you have that you need to get rid of it.
Also by taking natural supplements helps a great deal!!
Like a women with crohns disease (inflamation of the bowel) suffered for years and steriod meds didnt help alot but she took tumeric and her symtoms are practiacally gone now.
If you would like any help on supplements fot gastritis let me know

 
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Re: anyone know what is the difference between Gastritis and IBS?

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If you would like any help on supplements fot gastritis let me know
Yes please I really want to get rid of this, Thanks

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Old 09-02-2004, 02:27 PM   #6
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Re: anyone know what is the difference between Gastritis and IBS?

thanks for all the input. I just got off the phone with the Dr. that did the colon/endo and he said I would have this problem forever and to take the Protonics forever. He also said that I just might have IBS also since my lower abs are in constant ache and have loose bowel movements. He also said I should be taking Welbrutin forever also. I have those pills, but I havent taken them yet. I really really dont want to take anti-depressents. Anyone else have to take ant-depressants to help their disorder? Is it helping and what side effects do you have from them. Thanks all

 
Old 09-02-2004, 02:43 PM   #7
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Re: anyone know what is the difference between Gastritis and IBS?

There are 2 amino acids which are very important in promoting healing in gastritis.
Cysteine... 200mg 4 times a day promotes healing.
If you have gastritis due to taling NSAIDs like asprin it should help alot! do you know the cause yet??
Glutamine.. Great for healing damaged tissue.

Also try aloe vera juice, it will help and will take some discomfort away.
Also the herb tumeric is brilliant or inflammed tissue!! definitely try that too, you get it in capsules.
Give those 4 a go for sure!
Also drink lots of herbal tea like chamomile and peppermint.

Ask the doc to test you for the Hpylori bug too! if you have it take mastic gum.

 
Old 09-02-2004, 11:05 PM   #8
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Re: anyone know what is the difference between Gastritis and IBS?

Thanks for the reply I will look into those items. I took way too much Celebrex a couple of years ago and have terrible Gerd ever since. I think that is what gave me a Hiatal Hernia. I dont know if that is what caused the IBS or Gastritis or if its a ton of stress and a 35 lbs. weight gain.
Thank again.

 
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