Gastritis in Texas
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What is gastritis?
Gastritis is the inflammation, irritation, and/or erosion of the stomach lining. This can increase stomach ulcers, bleeding, and cancer of the stomach. The two causes of stomach inflammation include erosive gastritis and non-erosive gastritis. Erosive gastritis erodes the stomach lining, while non-erosive gastritis causes changes to the stomach lining. This condition can come about suddenly in the form of acute gastritis or gradually in the form of chronic gastritis. For many, this does not cause serious issues and can improve rather quickly with proper treatment.
For more information on treating gastritis in Texas, contact your local Texas Digestive Disease Consultants location to request a consultation.
What causes gastritis?
Gastritis generally occurs when there is damage done to the mucus barrier, which protects the stomach, allowing digestive juices to inflame the stomach lining. It can become worse for those who have conditions such as liver disease, kidney disease, and respiratory failure. Generally, gastritis or chronic stomach inflammation can be caused by:
- Alcohol abuse
- Chronic/extreme stress
- Overuse of aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen
- Bacteria (such as H. pylori)
- Bile reflux from the liver or gallbladder
- Infections from bacteria or viruses
- Spicy foods
- Fatty or fried foods
- Salty foods
- Acidic foods like tomatoes and some fruits
- Drinking too many caffeinated drinks
Certain medications can also contribute to gastritis. These medications include:
- Pain relievers (NSAIDs) like aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen
- Chemotherapy drugs
To learn how to properly manage gastritis and to get treatment, contact your nearest Texas Digestive Disease Consultants location to request a consultation with a GI provider.
What are the main symptoms of gastritis?
The main symptoms of gastritis include:
- Blood in vomit
- Sharp abdominal pain
- Burning sensation in the stomach between meals or at night
- Black or tarry stool
If you have any of these symptoms or a combination of these symptoms please contact your nearest Texas Digestive Disease Consultants location so that you can receive the proper treatment and relief that you deserve.
What are the treatments for gastritis?
Treatment for gastritis will vary from person to person largely depending on the cause. The most common treatments for gastritis include:
- Avoiding hot or spicy foods
- Over-the-counter or prescription-strength antacids
- B12 vitamin shots (pernicious anemia)
- Eliminating certain foods from your diet like dairy or gluten.
Request a consultation with a provider at Texas Digestive Disease Consultants today to get quick relief from gastritis.
Relief from gastritis in Texas
If you or one of your family members is experiencing hiccups, nausea, blood in the stool, or something else, it may be a sign of gastritis. This can increase stomach ulcers, bleeding, and cancer of the stomach. However, treatment is available at Texas Digestive Disease Consultants. For more information on this condition and to learn how the GI specialists at Texas Digestive Disease Consultants can help you, request a consultation at your nearest Texas location today.
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