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Chronic Atrophic Gastritis- Long term inflammation of the stomach

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Chronic Atrophic Gastritis is a condition when a person’s stomach lining has been inflamed for a certain time period.


About 50% of the world population is affected by H.Pylori. H.Pylori infection is more prevalent in Asia and other developing countries. [1]


Treatable by medical professionals
Requires medical diagnosis
Lab tests or imaging required
Can affect anyone
Resolves within weeks or a few months


The ones who are more prone to develop Chronic Atrophic Gastritis are those:
Who come into contact with H.Pylori
Who have a thyroid, type 1 disease, vitiligo, Addison’s disease
Also, people suffering from Chronic Atrophic Gastritis are at high risk of developing stomach cancer.


Symptoms


The common symptoms of Chronic Atrophic Gastritis are:
Vomiting
Lack of appetite
Nausea
Iron deficiency anemia
Pain in the stomach
Ulcers


It might also happen that people suffering from Chronic Atrophic Gastritis may not know that they are suffering from it as they may not have noticeable symptoms. Because of this, the disease may remain undiagnosed for years.


Treatment:


Self-care:
People suffering from Chronic Atrophic Gastritis should consume food which are good sources of Vitamin B-12. It can be eggs, milk, yogurt, fatty fish, beef, etc. Also, personal hygiene is essential to prevent the spread of this disease. Washing all fruits and vegetables before eating, avoiding food grown using contaminated water, and drinking contaminated water can be some methods to prevent this disease.


Medication:
On detecting this disease, doctors may prescribe antibiotics and also B-12 injections. They may also recommend medication which will stop acid formation in the stomach.


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