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What is gastritis?

It is the inflammation of the gastric mucosa with a decline in the protective factors that the stomach produces in order to neutralize the acidity of the gastric juices.



SYMPTOMS OF GASTRITIS

• Malaise

• Stomach pain primarily in the upper part of the abdomen

• Abdominal bloating in the upper part of the abdomen

• Nausea

• Vomiting

• Acid reflux o heartburn

• Blood in vomit

• Blood in the feces or very dark, almost black feces which may indicate acute erosive gastritis or also a gastric ulcer

• Acid reflux of undigested food


TREATING GASTRITIS

The most common remedies or treatments used for gastritis are antacids, which help balance the PH of the stomach and reduce the levels of acids in the stomach as well as of the gastric mucosa. What is most important in treating gastritis is improving dietary habits, avoiding smoking and reducing the intake of alcohol and of unnecessary medicines.

Dr. Sergio del Hoyo recommends starting with a complete evaluation and an immediate change in diet. In treating gastritis, it is important to have a balanced and appropriate diet, avoiding spicy foods (sí?), other irritants to the stomach, smoking, alcohol, fried foods and foods high in fat.

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Frequently Asked Questions

It is the inflammation of the gastric mucosa with a decline in the protective factors that the stomach produces in order to neutralize the acidity of the gastric juices.

The main causes of gastritis are an improper diet with foods that are very rich, spicy or irritating to the stomach, as well as alcohol, smoking or chronic use of medications.

Malaise, stomach pain primarily in the upper part of the abdomen, abdominal bloating in the upper part of the abdomen, nausea, vomiting, acid reflux o heartburn, blood in vomit, blood in the feces or very dark, almost black feces which may indicate acute erosive gastritis or also a gastric ulcer, acid reflux of undigested food

Endoscopy is the most effective diagnostic method for diagnosing gastritis. Endoscopy involves inserting a camera through the mouth until it reaches the stomach in order to observe and even take biopsies if the mucosa of the stomach and the esophagus. It is a procedure that is done on an outpatient basis and under sedation.

First, it is important to change dietary habits and lifestyle. Avoid tobacco and alcohol. Medical treatment with specialized protective antacids that protect the gastric mucosa, Eliminate Helicobacter Pylori.