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Oesophagitis treatment

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  • H.pylori is no more likely to be associated with oesophagitis than in the normal population.
  • Inform patients of association with obesity, smoking and heartburn.
  • Effective treatments include: - weight loss - propping up the head of the bed - avoidance of bending over, alcohol, fatty foods and other factors which provoke symptoms
  • Treatment should provide symptomatic relief. Four weeks is a reasonable starting course.
  • Best relief is provided by proton pump inhibitors but many patients obtain adequate control from antacids, raft preparations, H2-antagonists or prokinetic agents
  • An attempt should be made to titrate the therapy towards that which provides symptomatic relief at the lowest cost with least influence on normal physiology
  • consider NICE guidance on PPIs

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