Gastritis treatment in Florida
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What is gastritis?
Gastritis describes irritation, inflammation, or erosion of the stomach lining. Gastritis has the possibility to increase the risk of stomach ulcers, bleeding, or stomach cancer. There are two main types of stomach inflammation. They are erosive gastritis and non-erosive gastritis. Erosive gastritis takes the lining of the stomach and erodes it, while non-erosive works differently by changing the lining of the stomach.
Acute gastritis is gastritis that comes about suddenly, and chronic gastritis occurs gradually over a period of time. A majority of the time, having gastritis doesn't cause any serious complications and can improve with proper treatment. When you're looking for the correct treatment for this condition, schedule a consultation with our GI providers at Gastroenterology Associates of Florida. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that works for you.
What causes gastritis?
Gastritis happens when damage occurs to the mucus barrier that's protecting your stomach, and the juices from your digestive system inflame the stomach's lining. If you suffer from conditions such as kidney disease, liver disease, or respiratory failure, the condition can be worse. Gastritis or chronic stomach inflammation can commonly 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
- Eating spicy foods
- Eating fatty or fried foods
- Eating very salty foods
- Eating acidic foods like tomatoes and some fruits
- Drinking too many caffeinated drinks
Certain medications can also contribute to the evolution of gastritis. These medications include:
- Pain relievers (NSAIDs) like aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen
- Chemotherapy drugs
For more information on how to get the proper treatment and properly manage your gastritis, contact your nearest Gastroenterology Associates of Florida and request an appointment with one of our GI providers.
What are the main symptoms of gastritis?
A few of the main symptoms of gastritis or stomach inflammation include the following:
- Vomiting and indigestion
- Blood in vomit
- Sharp abdominal pain
- Nausea and bloating
- Burning feeling in the stomach between meals or at night
- Black or tarry stools
If you believe you've experienced any of the following symptoms, reach out to schedule a consultation with our GI providers at Gastroenterology Associates of Florida.
What are the treatments for gastritis?
The treatment available for gastritis will vary from person to person, depending on the specific cause. Among the treatments available, the most common 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.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, reach out to our team at Gastroenterology Associates of Florida. We will get an appointment set up for you so that you can get the relief that you deserve.
Find relief and improve your GI health
If you're dealing with the symptoms of gastritis and are looking for reliable treatment, turn to our team at Gastroenterology Associates of Florida. Each of our GI providers works diligently to help you find the solutions that will improve and enhance your GI health. Request a consultation with our providers today to get started.
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