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Overview

Gastritis is the inflammation of the stomach lining (gastric mucosa), usually triggered as a reaction to some bacterial infection. It may involve sudden and severe inflammation (acute gastritis), or long-term inflammation, lasting for years (chronic gastritis).

In forbidden cases, gastritis leads to stomach ulcers with an increased risk of stomach cancer. The condition is known as Erosive gastritis. However, in most cases, gastritis isn’t severe with patients quickly recovering with treatment.

Gastritis Symptoms

Gastritis does not always cause visible symptoms in everyone. However, the most common ones include:

  • A burning ache/pain in the upper abdomen
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • A feeling of fullness in the upper body
  • Loss of appetite, belching, bloating and indigestion

In case of erosive gastritis, the symptoms include:

  • Vomiting blood
  • Black and tarry stool

Gastritis Causes

Weakness in your stomach lining leads to easy inflammation by the digestive juices. Other causes include:

  • Helicobacter pylori – A gastrointestinal bacterial infection that infects the stomach lining. If left untreated, it may lead to stomach ulcers or stomach cancer.
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Frequent use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Excessive tobacco use
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Stress
  • Digestive disorders
  • Virus and bacterial infections

Diagnosing Gastritis

mfine provides access to some of the best pediatricians and general physicians for diagnosing gastritis. These gastritis specialists perform thorough physical analysis and conduct the necessary tests to ensure accurate diagnosis. In addition, doctors also suggest dietary and lifestyle changes as a part of preventative care to maintain good digestive health.

Gastritis and Stomach Ulcers

Although, both conditions share similar symptoms, gastritis is a general inflammation and ulcer is patch of dilapidated stomach lining. Ulcers lead to uncontrolled stomach bleeding, cancer and eventual stomach damage. mfine gastritis specialists suggest the appropriate line of treatment to avert the risk of developing ulcers.

Gastritis Treatment

The first line of gastritis treatment depends upon the symptom’s severity and duration. A combination of medications, including antibiotics, proton pump inhibitors, probiotics, antacids, etc. along with diet control and reduced alcohol intake can treat the condition.

mfine doctors guarantee optimal gastritis treatment by proffering indispensable medications and care to all patients. They are adept professionals who deploy the best approach to treatment and offer suitable guidance to aid patients recover quickly.

So, find a gastritis doctor near you at mfine and enjoy fast, expedient and secure healthcare.

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