Gastritis, also known as gastric mucosal inflammation, is a common disease in which the mucous membrane in the stomach becomes inflamed.

The acute form of gastritis usually lasts no longer than a few days and leads to severe stomach pain.

Chronic gastritis is often asymptomatic or manifests itself through non-specific symptoms such as a feeling of fullness after meals.

Symptoms of Gastritis

Symptoms of Gastritis can look like this:

  • Pain in the upper abdomen
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Indigestion
  • General malaise

In the acute form, the stomach pain can be very severe and excruciating.

Causes of Gastritis

There are various causes that can promote gastritis. The causes include:

  • Long-term use of NSAID painkillers (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen or diclofenac)
  • Infection with Helicobacter pyloris
  • Incorrect eating habits and overly spicy foods
  • Incorrect eating habits and overly spicy foods
  • Histamine intolerance
  • HPU

Treatment of Gastritis

The treatment depends on the cause of the inflammation.

In the case of a Helicobacter infection, antibiotics can be administered, while in the case of other forms of gastritis, medication to reduce gastric acid production (proton pump inhibitors) or alkaline tablets can be used in the short term.

In any case, the causes or triggering factors should also be clarified and eliminated.

Lifestyle changes, such as adjusting dietary habits and stress management, play an important role in prevention and treatment.

If symptoms persist, it is advisable to seek medical advice in order to plan appropriate treatment and avoid potential complications and long-term damage. It may be useful to take a holistic approach that includes both conventional medical treatments and complementary medical measures to ensure the optimal course of the disease.

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Gastritis can cause excruciating pain and can also lead to long-term damage to your health. We will be happy to help you.

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