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GASTRITIS:CAUSES, SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENT

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What Is Gastritis?

Gastritis is defined as an inflammation and irritation of the lining (membrane) of the stomach. Depending on its symptoms it may be categorized into acute(sudden) and chronic(long-lasting).

What Causes Gastritis?

Gastritis is caused by irritation in the stomach. There are many factors that cause irritation such as

Excessive alcohol consumption

Chronic vomiting

Stress and depression

Certain medication

Infections in stomach

Radiation

Food poisoning

Allergic reaction

What Are the Symptoms of Gastritis?

Gastritis symptoms vary from person to person. Sometimes it shows no symptoms while in some people it might be acute.Here is the list of symptoms a person experience while suffering from gastritis.

•           Nausea

•           Recurrent upset stomach

•           Abdominal bloating(stomach filled with gas or air)

•           Abdominal pain

•           Vomiting

•           Indigestion

•           Burning

•           Hiccups

•           Loss of appetite

•           Vomiting blood

•           Black stools

What are the complications of gastritis?

Complications of gastritis may include

•           Stomach ulcer

•           Bleeding ulcers

•           Anemia

•           Gastric cancers

•           Dehydration

•           Renal problems

 

 

•           Death

How Is Gastritis Diagnosed?

To diagnose gastritis, your doctor will review your personal and family medical history, perform a thorough physical evaluation, and may recommend any of the following tests:

•           Upper endoscopy.

•           Biopsy

•           Blood tests.

•           Stool test

What Is the Treatment for Gastritis?

Treatment for gastritis usually involves:

•           Avoiding hot and spicy foods

•           Medication

•           Avoid exposure to radiation and chemicals

•           Having food at right time

 

Foods that help stop irritation and soothe gastritis symptoms include:

 

 

What foods should be avoided to prevent gastritis?

Foods and other substances that should be avoided to reduce or prevent gastritis symptoms include:

•           Alcohol

•           Spicy foods

•           Fatty foods

•           Fried foods

•           Smoking

•           Excess consumptions of coffee, garlic powder,chili powder and pepper

 

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