What Is Bile Reflux Gastritis?

Q:
What is bile reflux gastritis?

A:
Bile reflux gastritis refers to the stomach inflammation caused by bile from the pancreas. Patients with reflux gastritis may experience upper abdominal pain, frequent heartburn, nausea and vomiting.

The medicines for reflux gastritis include ursodeoxycholic acid, bile acid sequestrants and proton pump inhibitors. Besides, surgery is a common treatment for reflux gastritis. There are two types of surgeries for the disease: anti-reflux surgery (fundoplication) and diversion surgery (Roux-en-Y).

It should be noticed that bile reflux gastritis is difficult to distinguish from acid reflux gastritis. But they are different conditions. The acid reflux gastritis is caused by the backwash of stomach acids into esophagus while bile reflux gastritis is cause by bile reflux to stomach.

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