July 02, 2013

Acute Gastritis

I was diagnosed of acute gastritis last Friday. The doctor asked few questions and pressed my stomach to check where the pain is coming from. He  advised me to undergo some lab tests. After five hours, he prescribed medicine for 5 days and I was released in the hospital. He did not give me any information so I did my research and here’s what I found.

Acute Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach lining. It is often result of bacteria that also cause stomach ulcers but it can also because of alcohol, pain relievers, or injury.

Signs and Symptoms are:

*burning ache in upper abdomen.
*a feeling of fullness in upper abdomen.

But most of the times it doesn’t cause signs and symptoms.

Factors that increase gastritis are:

*bacterial infection
*regular use of pain relievers
*older age
*excessive alcohol use
*bile reflux disease
*own body attacking cells in the stomach
*other diseases and conditions

In my case, stress is the cause of my gastritis. If gastritis is left untreated, it will lead to stomach bleeding, stomach ulcers or stomach cancer.

Home Remedies

*Eat smaller and more frequent meals.
*Avoid eating spicy, acidic, fried or fatty foods.
*Drink alcohol in moderation
*Switch pain relievers
*Manage stress.

I was reading the foods to avoid and I feel that I would die of starvation because almost all my favorites are listed there such as meat, fast food, dairy products, cakes and pastries, ice cream, lemon and many more. #waah!

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