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Drug-induced Gastritis – A Brief Know-how

About


Drug-induced gastritis refers to the variant of gastritis (inflammation of stomach wall lining) induced by drugs, generally nonsteroidal drugs.
Helicobacter Pylori bacteria is the leading cause of gastritis; this bacteria is also the primary cause for peptic ulcers (Barry Marshal got a Nobel prize for proving it) 


- Requires a medical diagnosis
- Short-term: symptoms subside within a few weeks
- Lab tests or imaging often required
- Isnt contagious: doesnt spread among people
Gastritis can be caused by various factors comprising of excess stress, kidney failure, autoimmune disorders, etc. Drug-induced gastritis results when one takes nonsteroidal drugs to combat the initial effects of gastritis.
Ages affected Between 0 and 6: Rare; Between 6 and 20: Less often; 20 and above: Predominant.


Symptoms


Requires a medical diagnosis
Symptoms include digestion problems, vomiting, dizziness, loss of appetite, pain in the upper abdomen, a feeling of acidity, and so on.



People may experience
Pain areas upper abdomen
Gastrointestinal factors vomiting, dizziness, digestion problems
Also common stools of a blackish color, loss of appetite


Treatment


Self-care:
To avoid gastritis, people should avoid the consumption of alcoholic drinks, abstain from eating fried foods, include stress-management methods into their lives, etc.


Medications:
Doctors usually prescribe antacids and antibiotics to patients suffering from this ailment.


Specialists:
We recommend people who experience similar symptoms as those of this disease to immediately consult gastroenterologists at mfine (www.mfine.co).

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